Sickle Cell Trait Education

It is important to know if you have sickle cell trait.  About 1 out of every 12 African Americans has sickle cell trait and about 1 out of every 100 Hispanics has sickle cell trait. It is possible for a person of any race or nationality to have sickle cell trait.  The brochure and flyer linked below provide more information about sickle cell trait.  Please contact the Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative (admin@region4genetics.org) if you are interested in printed copies.

Sickle Cell Trait: What You Need to Know (Tri-fold brochure)Region4_SickleCellTrait_8.5x11Flyer_Page_1

Sickle Cell Trait: What You Need to Know (8.5 x 11 flyer)

Informational flyers are also available for other hemoglobin traits:


NIH has just released the clinical practice guidelines publication “Evidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Expert Panel Report, 2014 (old Management and Therapy Red Book). The publication can be found here: Sickle Cell Disease – Quick Guide