Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: information for fathers
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: commission and provide, Adult carriers: sickle cell, thalassaemia, unusual haemoglobin, and Population screening programmes: leaflets and how to order them
- 1 January 2012
- Last updated:
- 8 August 2017, see all updates
Leaflet for expectant fathers explaining antenatal screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia.
Ref: PHE publications gateway number 2017254 PDF, 588KB, 8 pages
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This publication for fathers-to-be explains antenatal screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia.
Offer this leaflet to fathers where antenatal screening shows the expectant mother is a carrier for sickle cell, thalassaemia or another haemoglobin variant. It describes:
- haemoglobin disorders
- the screening test
- the range of possible results
- the possible risks of the baby inheriting a condition
- the choices that the baby’s parents can make
Published: 1 January 2012
Updated: 8 August 2017
- Updated version of public information leaflet.
- Updated version of leaflet.
- First published.