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Acute Rhabdomyolysis, tied to the sickle cell trait, has been reviewed as one of the top four killers in secondary school and collegiate settings. Of the 136-total student, non-traumatic sports deaths in high school and collegiate sports over a decade, 5% were from exertional sickling.


NATA Statements:

Sickle Cell Trait and the Athlete


Additional Resources:

KSI: Exertional Sickling

NATA Sickle Cell Trait Infographic

NATA PowerPoint: Sickle Cell Trait and Intercollegiate Athletics

NCAA Sickle Cell Trait Website

NCAA Fact Sheet for Student-Athletes on Sickle Cell Trait

NCAA Fact Sheet for Coaches on Sickle Cell Trait