Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell Disease is genetic that both parents must have in order for their child to have this disease. If he inherits the gene change from just one parent, he has sickle cell trait, and he is just a carrier.
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Some problems are hand foot syndrome, pain episodes, and infections.
SCD affects about 1 in 500 black births and about 1 in 36,000 Hispanic births in this country.
They flow easily in the blood. A person with SCD has red blood cells that are stiff and can block blood flow. This can cause pain, infections and, sometimes, organ damage and strokes.