Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
Print version ISSN 1516-8484
RAMALHO, Antonio Sérgio and MAGNA, Luís Alberto. Genetic counseling in the sickle cell disease. Rev. Bras. Hematol. Hemoter. [online]. 2007, vol.29, n.3, pp. 229-232. ISSN 1516-8484. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-84842007000300008.
Genetic counseling is a major component of medical conduct in sickle cell disease with relevant medical, psychological, social, ethical and judicial implications. In the current work considerations of this process elaborated by the Genetic Counseling Service on Hemoglobinopathies of Unicamp at the request of the National Program of Comprehensive Care to Sufferers of Sickle Cell Disease and other Hemoglobinopathies, of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, are presentedl.
Keywords : Sickle cell disease; hemoglobina S; genetic counseling.