Sickle Cell Anemia
A hereditary blood disorder
-If one parent has Anemia and the other parent has the trait then their child has a 50% chance to inherit the disease and a 50% chance to inherit the trait.
-If both parents have the trait then their child has a 25% for disease, a 25% chance to not carry any alleles, and a 50% chance to carry the heterogeneous condition.
Living with Sickle Cell- Ryan Clark
-Previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers-Currently Free safety for Washington Redskins
-Cannot play in cities with high altitude due to sickle cell trait
-Suffered a splenic infection due to his sickle cell trait in 2007