Sickle cell disease

  • Routine screening during pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease – inherited blood disorder causing red cells to become sickle shaped, these cells can block small blood vessels resulting in damage to those areas – this is what causes the complications of sickle cell disease
Data gathering
  • Number of pregnancies – outcomes of previous ones
  • Previous screening, partner previous screening
  • FH – sickle cell disease or trait
  • DH
  • SH – alcohol, smoking, support, job
  • Followup – after screening
  • PIL