We get lots of questions about sickle cell trait. From risks relating to sport, to false positives on diabetes tests, as well as lots of issues surrounding inheritance, sickle cell trait is sometimes poorly understood.
The CDC have produced a Sickle Cell Trait Toolkit with leaflets about sickle cell trait covering issues from having symptoms with trait to whether or not you can donate blood and organs. If you have a question about sickle cell trait, this is likely to be your first port of call!
Please note that the Sickle Cell Trait Toolkit was not produced by the Sickle Cell Society and therefore is not covered by our Information Standard certification. It was also produced in the USA and therefore statistics and screening procedures differ from those in the UK.