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Baby carries a gene for sickle cell: description in brief

Information, in English, French, Bengali and Urdu, to help healthcare professionals speak with parents about a baby carrying the gene for sickle cell.

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Information for mums and dads: your baby carries a gene for sickle cell (English)

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Information for mums and dads: your baby carries a gene for sickle cell (French)

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Information for mums and dads: your baby carries a gene for sickle cell (Urdu)

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Information for mums and dads: your baby carries a gene for sickle cell (Bengali)

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Details

This publication explains the consequences of a baby carrying a gene for sickle cell.

The document includes information about:

  • detection of the sickle cell gene
  • what a sickle cell carrier is
  • how having the gene affects the baby’s health
  • how a carrier can pass on sickle cell disease
  • what the baby’s family should do next
Published 1 January 2010
Last updated 19 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated leaflet with new statement on use of personal data and copyright.
  2. Updated rebranded version of leaflet
  3. First published.