sICKLE CELL TRAIT IN MY PREEMIE BABY

Just found out my peemie who has been in the NICU for a month now has the "sickle cell trait"
can anyone please help me with what this means and if anyone out there has it to help me deal with this..
thank you
Denise

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I'm very sorry to hear that your baby is sick and in the NICU. Sickle Cell trait is an inherited condition in which both hemoglobin A and S are produced in the red blood cells. Sickle cell trait is not a type of sickle cell disease. People with sickle cell trait are generally healthy. Please see the following for more informaiton:

http://www.sicklecelldisease.org/about_scd/faqs.phtml#trait

I hope this is helpful. Best wishes to your baby.

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Our son, who is now 13 and was adopted at the age of 3, has sickle cell trait... he is, and has been very healthy, and it has never, ever been a concern for him or us.. hope this helps to ease your mind a little...Lisa

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