What blood type is administered to those that have sickle cell anemia?

Type-specific. Type specific blood is given. In those patients who require blood transfusions very frequently, the providers often will expand the blood typing to include a number of addition blood typing systems. We call this an expanded phenotyping of blood.
Transfusions for SS. Blood transfusions are sometimes an essential part of treatment and prevention in sickle cell (ss) disease. The rules regarding what blood type to give are the same for those not affected by ss, however, it is very important to use a blood bank well-versed with ss patients. Ss patients can generate antibodies to rare red blood cell proteins, matching of which is essential for long-term management.

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Should I consider my blood type when trying to conceive when sickle cell anemia runs in my family?

Cons your hemoglobin. You should consider whether or not you and the person you are conceiving with have sickle cell trait and/or other abnormal hemoglobin in order to estimate the risk to your offspring. Read more...
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Hi, I have sickle cell anemia, B+ blood group, Hgb 7.4 gd/l. what should I do to transfer blood if I have antibody reciptents screening are positive?

Blood bank question. If I understand your question, you have an antibody that makes it possible for you to accept blood from certain donors beyond the limits of the ABO system. Your local blood bank handles this although we appreciate your wish to educate yourself about these deep matters. If blood is hard to find and you need it, you have our sympathy; you may be a candidate for a high-tech therapy. Read more...

Can people with sickle cell anemia donate blood?

No. A diagnosis of sickle cell disease precludes donation of blood. This is not only because of the presence of the disease itself, but also because patients with sickle cell disease fail to meet the hemoglobin criteria for donors set by the red cross, which is 12.5g/dl. Read more...

Sickle cell anemia question. Are the blood cells normal unless there's an illness and then they sickle?

No. In sickle cell anemia, the red cells are always "deformed". Certain things (dehydration, hypoxemia) will further increase the "sickling" causing an increase in symptoms. Read more...
No. Unfortunately no, even without stress they have an abnormal hemoglobin and quickly develop the deformed shape and also do not live as long as normal red blood cells. Read more...