Hwhat are the chances of having a normal baby with sickle cell anemia?

Answer No, both parents must have the recessive gene for it to become dominant.

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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.

Can sickle cell anemia be detected prenatally?

On One Hand: Prenatal Detection Is PossibleDeveloping sickle cell disease depends on a recessive allele (gene variant) that geneticists have identified and located, according to the book "Understan... Read More »