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Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Educational Initiative on Sickle Cell Trait for the Athletic Population

Sickle Cell Trait Emergency Plan

Athletes with sickle cell trait need to communicate an action plan in case they have a sickling event during physical education class or during after school sports. The attached form will provide a clear step by step process designed by the athlete’s parents and the school’s health care team. Emergency action plans are necessary to ensure the best possible and most timely care for anyone during an emergency. The following action plan will help school administrators, coaches and medical personnel to care for an athlete during this event. An emergency action plan is recommended for all athlete with sickle cell trait, and the following form is an example that can be used by any athlete.

Sickle Cell Trait Emergency Action Plan