Can men with sickle cell disease have healthy children?

Yes. Sickle cell disease must be inherited from both parents. So it depends on the mother of the child. If she has sickle cell - all of your children will have sickle cell. If she has sickle cell trait - there is a 50% chance your children will have sickle cell disease, and a 50% chance of your children having sickle cell trait. If she has no sickle cell - your children will have sickle cell trait.
Yes. The children are likely to be healthy as long as the children's mother doesn't have sickle cell trait, some other abnormal hemoglobin trait or a thalassemia. An expectant couple with one partner with sickle cell anemia should see a genetic counselor and have the partner tested for hemoglobinopathies and thallasemias prior to conception.

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Can men with sickle cell disease have children?

Yes. Yes, it's possible, though many men with sickle cell have problems with infertility. Read more...
Sickle cell . Sickle cell disease is common in african american population. Die to repeated sickle cell crisis they have less chance of having children, but they still can. Read more...

Will a child with sickle cell disease get sick more often than normal children?

Yes. In general, children with sickle cell disease are more susceptible to certain bacterial infections than other children. Preventative antibiotics given in small doses are often indicated to prevent certain bacterial infections. In addition, regular childhood immunizations have been particularly important for children with sickle cell disease to prevent life-threatening bacterial infections. Read more...
Yes, on average. Due to their disease, sickle cell disease children are immune-compromised, and it will be easier for them to get sick. That is why preventive antibiotics, vaccines, and flu-shots are so important for them. Any fever can represent a life-threatening emergency for them, so they must be extra careful to avoid ill people, wash their hands, avoid crowds, etc. Read more...
Not neccessarily. Some children with sickle cell diseas may have all of the usual childhood infections at the same frequency as other children and not develop sickle cell related complications while others will go on to develop problems. The best thing to do is to follow your pediatric hematologist's directions regarding illness and take all signs/ symptoms of illness seriously. Read more...

Both carriers of the sickle-cell disease, would you take this risk or decide not to have children?

Personal choice. People decide on having kids for a variety of important considerations. The risk of sickle cell for 2 parents with trait is a firm 25% for any pregnancy, 50% for passing trait, 25% for normal. Ss disease is chronic, painful & frought with medical issues for a reduced life expectancy. That said, the choice remains personal. Donor sperm from a fertility center could avoid part of the worry. Read more...
Personal decision. The answer to that question is a totally personal one and no one can answer it but you and your partner. It can certainly be challenging dealing with the multiple problems that children with scd can have. I think though if you ask the majority of parents who have a child with scd if they regret having that child they will say no. Read more...

How many children are born with sickle cell disease a year?

Depends on ethnicity. Approximately 1 of every 5000 births is affected by sickle cell disease, but it is 1 out of 500 for infants of african-american background. Read more...
US: 1 in 625 births. The prevalence of sickle cell disease in the us is approximately 1 in 625 live births. Read more...

How many children are born with sickle cell disease each year?

Aproximately 1600. The sickle cell gene is carried without symptoms in 1/12 african americans. The estimated ss birth rate is 1600 according to the georgia comprehensive sickle cell center at emory university in atlanta. Read more...
Estimates. The exact #s are not known. In the usa according to the cdc estimates for the incidence of sickle cell disease are that 90-100, 000 americans are affected with scd. 1 out of 500 african-american births and 1 in 12 african americans carry the sickle cell trait. Read more...