Sickle Cell Trait and Blood, Organ, and Tissue Donation

People with sickle cell trait can donate blood, organ, and tissues. Yet, fear and commonly held misperceptions keep them from donating to those whose lives may depend on it. Education is needed to eliminate these myths and ease people’s fears.

This “Patient Education” tear sheet was produced through a collaboration among ASH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.

Patient Education: Sickle Cell Trait and Blood, Tissue, and Organ Donation

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