Sickle Cell Anemia - Prevention

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disorder. There is no prevention for the disease other than genetic screening. Adults can have tests to find out if they carry the gene for sickle cell anemia. If they find they are carriers they can decide whether or not they want to have children. If they decide to have children, there is a known risk that the children may develop sickle cell anemia.

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