|William A Eaton, M.D.|
> 18 Years
Patients with sickle cell trait
Patients with known hemoglobinopathies involving one or two genes for sickle hemoglobin
Healthy volunteers for control experiments
Age range: adults greater than or equal to 18 years of age
Subjects who are unable to comprehend the investigational nature of the laboratory research are ineligible to enroll in this protocol.
As a safety precaution in handling the blood samples, patients with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C will be excluded from the study. HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitits C testing will not be done under this study. Participants must be co-enrolled under another NIH protocol where the screening evaluation has been performed.