This document explains the risk to a baby when one or both parents are carriers of a sickle cell or thalassaemia gene.
This table sets out the risk to a baby with one or both parents who carry a sickle cell or thalassaemia gene.
It splits the possible outcomes for the child into 3 risk levels based on parent carrier status, and explains the recommended actions for health professionals and parents for:
less serious risk
The document also includes a chart explaining how inheritance works for recessive disorders such as:
sickle cell disease
beta thalassaemia major