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Sickle Cell Trait and Careers

Even though a Sickle Cell carrier is generally healthy, it is important to be careful when choosing certain professions or participating in certain sports. People who are carriers of Sickle Cell Trait are not usually accepted for pilot training because of a risk of the aircraft accidentally becoming depressurised at high altitude, which in some cases could lead to Sickle Cell Crisis.

Are you interested in joining the Army?, Medical Officers in the Army recommend that any one who carries Sickle Cell Trait avoid Military Exercises involving intense heat and dehydration, i.e. Desert Tasks as this can cause "Sickling" of the red blood cells leading to a Sickle Cell Crisis. Even though many well known sports men and women are carriers of Sickle Cell Trait they are careful in making sure they avoid High Endurance Sports such as those taking place in very extreme weather climates, i.e. Deep Sea Diving or High Altitude Walks because in these conditions oxygen levels can fall very low and cause red blood cells to "Sickle".

Quick fact

A simple blood test will tell you if you carry Thalassaemia trait or not, and will give you a choice before planning a family.

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