Sickle cell disease is an inherited
disorder. More specifically, sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive
disease. This means that to have the disease, a person must inherit an abnormal
gene from both parents.
ancestors were from Africa, India, the Middle East, the Mediterranean (Turkey,
Italy, Greece), and some Latin American countries are more likely to inherit
the gene that can cause sickle cell disease. In the United States, about 2,000 children are born each year with sickle cell disease.1
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