Are abortions safe for women with sickle cell anemia?

Answer On One Hand: Sickle cell and abortion procedure safety.The Information Center for Sickle Cell and Thalassemic Disorders gives no medical indication that abortion isn't a safe procedure for patients... Read More »

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Can you die from sickle cell anemia?

On One Hand: Serious RisksIndividuals with sickle cell anemia--many call it sickle cell disease or SCD--are at serious risk of stroke; pneumonia, which leads to acute chest syndrome; bacterial infe... Read More »

Can Sickle Cell Anemia spread?

No, Sickle Cell Anemia isn't contagious, is an inherited autosomal co-dominant genetic condition characterized by sickle (crescent) shaped red blood cells and chronic anemia caused by excessive des... Read More »

Can a person with sickle cell anemia get a tattoo?

Yes, it would not prevent it, however, if they are being treated, they should discuss it with their physician to avoid problems with medication preventing clotting or similar issues.

Family History & Sickle Cell Anemia?

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease that is only contracted when both parents pass the defective gene to their child. Because of the genetic link, it is important that people learn about their ... Read More »