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Basically the sickle cell gene is passed from generation to generation in a pattern of inheritance called autosomal recessive inheritance. To have an autosomal recessive disorder, one has to inherit two mutated genes, one from each parent. This means that to suffer from sickle cell disease both the mother and the father must pass on the defective form of the gene to a child. Hence you child will not develop sickle cell disease.
Please share the exact result of your screening tests. A scanned copy or pdf file will be better.