oa South African Medical Journal - The sickle-cell trait in the South African Bantu

Volume 19, Issue 23
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Of 403 blood specimens of South African Bantus, only one showed the sickle-cell trait in a moist sealed preparation after 24 hours' incubation at 37�C. The sickle�cell trait, which is very common in the West African and American negro, is rare in the South African Bantu.

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