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What services are available in Missouri for persons with sickle cell conditions?

  • The Missouri Newborn Screening Program (MNSP) tests newborns for sickle cell and other hemoglobinopathies.
  • Family members of infants identified with sickle cell conditions can be screened at county and city health departments, family planning clinics and hospitals.
  • Educational genetic counseling is available through the Missouri Sickle Cell Anemia Program (MSCAP)for individuals identified with sickle cell trait or other carrier conditions.
  • Educational programs about sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease are available for schools, community groups and other interested groups.
  • Hemoglobinopathy (Sickle Cell) Resource Centers are established throughout the State to provide comprehensive services for individuals and families with sickle cell disease. Each resource center is located in a hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency care.

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