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Team doctors (trainers) : don’t let your athletes get sidelined by sickle cell trait! Help them play it safe with these helpful tips!
  • Published Date:
    8/26/15
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 667.11 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) ; American Society of Hematology. ; Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
  • Series:
    Sickle cell trait toolkit
    Fact sheet: team doctors (trainers)
  • Description:
    Should people with SCT be allowed to play sports? -- Are there conditions that increase the risk of exercise-related illness among people with SCT? -- What steps can athletes with SCT take to prevent exercise-related illness? -- What are the signs or symptoms of exercise-related illness or complications? -- What should you do if an athlete has any of these signs or symptoms? -- What steps can you take to protect the health of all your athletes, including those with SCT? -- For more information.

    Participating in regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. This is true for everyone, even those with Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). Athletes with SCT just have to be aware of the warning signs and complications of exercise-related illness, listen to their body, and take steps to protect themselves. Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about SCT, participation in sports, exercise related illness, and what to do to help keep your athletes safe and healthy while engaging in physical activity.

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