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Is it possible to pass on a sickle cell disease to your child?

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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

As sickle cell disease is an inherited disease, that is the only way you can pass it on to your children.
However, you need both parents to have the gene for sickle cell and both to give that gene to their child, otherwise if one parent gives the gene and one doesn't, the child will be a carrier and can pass that gene on to his/her offspring.

In brief: Yes

As sickle cell disease is an inherited disease, that is the only way you can pass it on to your children.
However, you need both parents to have the gene for sickle cell and both to give that gene to their child, otherwise if one parent gives the gene and one doesn't, the child will be a carrier and can pass that gene on to his/her offspring.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Deppends on partner

Ss disease occurs in kids who get the gene from their parents.
If one has ss disease, that is the only gene they can pass, but it requires a second s from the other parent to become real ss disease in the baby. The carrier state (only one gene but no disease) can be passed to kids by any carrier or affected parent as long as they get a normal gene from the other parent.

In brief: Deppends on partner

Ss disease occurs in kids who get the gene from their parents.
If one has ss disease, that is the only gene they can pass, but it requires a second s from the other parent to become real ss disease in the baby. The carrier state (only one gene but no disease) can be passed to kids by any carrier or affected parent as long as they get a normal gene from the other parent.
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