Screening for sickle cell and beta thalassaemia

Interview 26

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Brief outline: The parents were shocked when newborn screening results showed the baby was a sickle cell carrier. Both parents were screened and the mother is also a carrier.

Background: Married couple with one child aged 18 months. Mother aged 30, credit controller. Father aged 35, joiner. Ethnic background/nationality' both White British.

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