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Can a father with normal blood and a mother with sickle cell trait have a child with sickle cell anemia?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: NO
To simplify- providing that the father has a completely normal blood - ( no other type of congenital/hereditary bood disorder-like thalasemia minor, hemoglobin c disease etc) - the baby will have 50% risk to have sickle cell trait-but the baby will not have sickle cell anemia.

In brief: NO
To simplify- providing that the father has a completely normal blood - ( no other type of congenital/hereditary bood disorder-like thalasemia minor, hemoglobin c disease etc) - the baby will have 50% risk to have sickle cell trait-but the baby will not have sickle cell anemia.
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