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Sickle Cell Disease Is The Most Common Genetic Disorder

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Introduction I. Attention Getter: A sickle is a blade used by farmers to cut down grains and crops. It does a great job because of its crescent moon shape. Unfortunately, a crescent moon is the worst possible shape for your blood cells, because they can 't do their job unless they 're round. According to cdc.gov, “Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder in the United States and About 100,000 Americans are thought to be living with sickle cell disease, and every year another 1,000 babies are born with the disease.” II. Topic: The purpose of the topic sickle cell is to inform some of the many issues that come with being a sickle cell carrier whether its mild or severe. III. Motivate Audience: I feel that the audience should…show more content…
2. Symptoms and Complications- Sickled red blood cells typically survive for only 10 to 20 days, a far shorter life span than the 120 days of normal red cells. The resulting deficiency of red blood cells may develop into severe anemia, which can produce fatigue and shortness of breath, as well as impeding growth and development processes and delaying sexual maturity. In addition, sickled cells are relatively rigid and cannot pass through narrow blood vessels as readily as normal red cells. They may block small blood vessels, impairing circulation and causing pain. B. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Sickle cell Trait is people who inherit one sickle cell gene and one normal gene have sickle cell trait (SCT). People with SCT usually do not have any of the symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD), but they can pass the trait on to their children.” (sickle cell trait) 1. How sickle cell trait is inherited- if both parents have it there is a 50% chance that any child of theirs could be born with it. 2. Diagnosis/ complications- SCT is diagnosed with a simple blood test. People at risk of having SCT can talk with a doctor or health clinic about getting this test. Transition: Now that you have an idea of the difference between sickle cell
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