Your Baby carries a gene for sickle cell

Public Health England has published ‘Your baby carries a gene for sickle cell: description in brief’.

sickle-cell-screening-programme

image source: https://www.gov.uk/

This leaflet, in English, French, Bengali and Urdu, can help healthcare professionals speak with parents about a baby carrying the gene for sickle cell.

The document includes information about:

  • detection of the sickle cell gene
  • what a sickle cell carrier is
  • how having the gene affects the baby’s health
  • how a carrier can pass on sickle cell disease
  • what the baby’s family should do next

Read more here

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