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If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

Unfortunately, there would be 25% chance for your child to have sickle cell disease and 50% chance for sickle cell trait .
With our technology now, nothing can alter the risk. Sorry to say , the only thing for somebody with sickle cell trait to completely prevent any possibility of having a biological child with sickle cell disease is by having a child with somebody with normal hb.

In brief: Nothing

Unfortunately, there would be 25% chance for your child to have sickle cell disease and 50% chance for sickle cell trait .
With our technology now, nothing can alter the risk. Sorry to say , the only thing for somebody with sickle cell trait to completely prevent any possibility of having a biological child with sickle cell disease is by having a child with somebody with normal hb.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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