Sickle Cell Disease Carriers
Sickle cell trait (also known as being a carrier) occurs when a person has one gene for sickle hemoglobin and one gene for normal hemoglobin. Approximately one in ten African-Americans carries sickle cell trait. People who are carriers generally do not have any medical problems and lead normal lives.
Do carriers of sickle cell have symptoms?
Why are sickle cell carriers not sick?
Can white people be carriers of sickle cell?
Can 2 sickle cell carriers get married?
How do you become a carrier of sickle cell?
Can sickle cell be cured?
Can you get sickle cell later in life?
Do sickle cell carriers have crisis?
Is HbS recessive?
Can mixed race have sickle cell?
Sickle cell disease can affect people of ANY race or ethnicity. Sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder of the red blood cells, is more common in African Americans in the U.S. compared to other ethnicitiesoccurring in approximately 1 in 365 African Americans.