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Sickle Cell Reminder!

 
 

Piggybacking off my last post…

Just a reminder to ALL ATHLETES, that on your physicial you must show whether you have sickle cell trait.  For everyone, here is a reminder about Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Cell Trait, which tends to mimic heat stress.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/os-sickle-cell-trait-where-now-0726-20110725,0,676999.story

Many young athletes, usually youth football players, have died due to complications of sickle cell trait and heat stress, not knowing they even had the trait.  PLEASE READ!

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