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Does the blood type your child has affect whether or not he can get sickle cell disease?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, sickle cell disease is a genetically inherited disease that you obtain by getting genes for the disease from both parents.
You either get the disease (or trait if only partially genetically inherited) or you don't. Blood type has nothing to do with this.

In brief: No
No, sickle cell disease is a genetically inherited disease that you obtain by getting genes for the disease from both parents.
You either get the disease (or trait if only partially genetically inherited) or you don't. Blood type has nothing to do with this.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The sickle cell trait is separate from the ABO blood type.

In brief: No
The sickle cell trait is separate from the ABO blood type.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Blood type is inherited separately from sickle cell disease.
Your blood type has no influence on whether one inherits sickle cell anemia or not.

In brief: No
Blood type is inherited separately from sickle cell disease.
Your blood type has no influence on whether one inherits sickle cell anemia or not.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Blood type factors are carried on different gene sites in the chromasomes and have nothing to do with sickle cell disease.

In brief: No
Blood type factors are carried on different gene sites in the chromasomes and have nothing to do with sickle cell disease.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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