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Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: information for fathers

Leaflet for expectant fathers explaining antenatal screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia.

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Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: information for fathers

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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
Last updated 29 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added use of personal data statement.
  2. Updated version of public information leaflet.
  3. Updated version of leaflet.
  4. First published.