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NCAA mandatory sickle cell screening program not enough to save athletes’ lives

In response to a lawsuit after a college football player died from complications due to sickle cell trait (SCT) during a workout, the NCAA implemented mandatory SCT screening of all Division I student-athletes. A new study evaluated the impact of that policy and found that testing alone will help identify more than 2,000 athletes with SCT, but warns that screening alone will not prevent death.

Quoted from NCAA mandatory sickle cell screening program not enough to save athletes’ lives on ScienceDaily: Top News

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