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Sickle cell fact sheet for student athletes

May 24, 2011


It’s important to know if your student athlete has sickle cell trait and it’s even more important the staff at your child’s school knows what to look for and how to react in case of emergency. Please take a look at this sickle cell fact sheet and print it out to share with your child’s […]

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Sudden death in sickle cell patients

March 15, 2011

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This just in….Another student athlete has died. Robert Garza, 16, died during an AAU basketball game Saturday in South Texas. A while back sports officials wanted to make testing for sickle cell disease a requirement for football players due the deaths of the football players in Florida and Ohio. Players and parents were against it […]

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