Red Blood Cell Genotyping in Sickle Cell Disease
Determine the prevalence of altered RH genes in SCD patients, determine if they are associated with alloimmunization, and determine other previously unidentified risk factors of alloimmunization.
Determine the prevalence of altered RH genes in the general African-American population to test the feasibility of RBC genetic matching for SCD patients.
All SCD patients.
PI: Dr. Stella Chou
SC: Tannoa Jackson, Henrietta Enninful–Eghan
Sponsor: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation