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If one parent has the sickle cell trait and the other is normal, is it possible that their child can get the sickle disease?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Both parents need to pass the genes, so if only one of you have the sickle trait (only 1 gene for sickle) then the baby will not have sickle cell disease.
He can get the trait and be able to pass it on to his/her children.

In brief: No

Both parents need to pass the genes, so if only one of you have the sickle trait (only 1 gene for sickle) then the baby will not have sickle cell disease.
He can get the trait and be able to pass it on to his/her children.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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