Do You Carry A Sickle Cell Trait?
People who inherit one sickle cell gene and one normal gene have what’s called sickle cell trait. This means the person won’t have the disease, but will be a trait “carrier” and can pass it on to his or her children.
Who is most affected by sickle cell trait?
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Sickle cell trait can affect people from all walks of life, including those whose ancestors come from Africa, South or Central America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean countries, India, and Saudi Arabia.