Sickle Cell Trait

Care for the Student-Athlete with Sickle Cell Trait

The NCAA Sport Science Institute and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) are committed to the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes with sickle cell trait (SCT). The majority of individuals who have sickle cell trait have no personal medical problems related to their carrier status, and there are no significant differences in performance between athletes who have SCT versus those who do not have SCT.

ACSM and NCAA Joint Statement Sickle Cell Trait and Exercise

The NCAA and American College of Sports Medicine hosted a roundtable in March 2012 which brought together leading experts on sickle cell trait in athletics. The discussion focused on the growing literature surrounding the impact of sickle...

Education campaign informs DIII decision on sickle cell trait legislation

By Gary Brown Last January, many Division III delegates said they were unprepared to vote on a proposal to require sickle cell trait status confirmation status, which caused its referral from the Convention floor for further review without...

DIII Presidents Council backs sickle cell allocation

By Gary Brown Sickle cell trait status confirmation for Division III student-athletes got a financial boost Tuesday when the Presidents Council authorized a one-time allocation to help schools defray the costs of testing if a proposal to...

DIII schools could get financial help with sickle cell testing

By Gary Brown The Division III Management Council during its meeting Monday and Tuesday supported the concept of a one-time allocation to help Division III schools defray the costs of sickle cell trait testing if a proposal to require such...

New sickle cell trait proposal enters 2013 Convention cycle

By Gary Brown Division III Management Council members at their meeting on Monday agreed to submit a new legislative proposal regarding sickle cell trait status that emphasizes an educational component and a phased-in confirmation approach...

Treatment plan allows Puget Sound student-athlete to manage sickle cell trait

By Brian Hendrickson NCAA.org Puget Sound football coach Jeff Thomas rarely sees an athlete like Nassar Kyobe at the Division III level. The 6-foot-3 defensive back, Thomas says, is so explosive that he can touch his elbow on a basketball...

DII moves toward start of testing for sickle cell trait

By Brian Hendrickson When Tom Ryan learned that the Division II Management Council overwhelmingly approved testing for sickle cell trait earlier this month, the news struck the Eckerd men’s basketball coach as an obvious decision. The...

Sickle cell testing proposal referred in Division III

By GaryBrown Division III delegates at Saturday’s 2012 Convention business session referred a proposal to require sickle cell testing back to the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports for further review...

DIII presidents urge support of sickle cell proposal

By Gary Brown In its review of legislative proposals for Saturday’s business session, the Division III Presidents Council reiterated its support for sickle cell testing. Proposal No. 3 would require a sickle cell solubility test be offered...

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