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Baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin: description in brief

This leaflet, in English, French, Bengali and Urdu, can help healthcare professionals speak with parents about a baby carrying a gene for unusual haemoglobin.

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Information for mums and dads: your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin (English)

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Information for mums and dads: your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin (French)

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Information for mums and dads: your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin (Bengali)

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Information for mums and dads: your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin (Urdu)

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Detail

This publication explains the consequences of a baby carrying a gene for unusual haemoglobin.

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

The NHS newborn blood spot (NBS) screening programme can show this trait.