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FROM PUMP TO PILL by Chanapa Tantibanchachai

Winner Story #1 – International Thalassaemia Day 2018   ”As I reflect on my past, present and future as a thalassemia patient, I can’t help but be in complete awe of the clinical advances that have been made just in the past two and a half decades that I’ve been ...

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مييا حمااكة واقعي مع الثالس by Hanady Alsanwi

Winner Story #2– International Thalassaemia Day 2018   متكرر ما بني الفرتة واألخرى ونظرات ً ال يفارق جسدي ونقل دما ً للمستشفى وآملا يف اعني و الدي ً خوفا و صعوبة احلياة اجلسدية واحلياة الواقعية يف ظل احلروب الدائمة يف بالدنا وصعوبة العيش وانقطاع االدوية بشكل مستمر , اصبح اآلمل ...

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EXPRESS IT OUT! by Nitya Gupta

Hi guys, hope you all are doing well. This week I had a painful prick while giving sample, on asking “is it paining really hard” I simply replied nah all okay. Later I find myself wondering when was the last time I truly shared the real extent of my pain? ...

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THALASSAEMIA: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow by Maria Hadjidemetriou

It was the early 70s, I was 2 1/2 years of age when my pediatrician told my parents I had Mediterranean Anemia. I grew up in Astoria, a Greek enclave in Queens and that’s how my disorder was called. My parents, immigrants from Cyprus, had limited command of the English language, and the news ...

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THALASSAEMIA IN OUR EYES by Anton Skafi

Few days ago there was a about thalassaemia on this chat about thalassaemia whether it is a blessing or not, and the dark side of thalassaemia. At that moment I was with a friend, Loizos Pericleous, who is a thalassaemic as well. he said that he has written an article ...

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LIVING WITH THALASSAEMIA by Nitya Gupta

It’s international thalassemia week and what could be a better topic than sharing experiences. So, I am sharing tad bit of my way of living with thalassemia. Living with thalassemia is no less than a roller coaster ride. Just when you think your counts are doing good, ferritin is in ...

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