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World Blood Donor Day – 14 June 2019

This year, World Blood Donor Day will once again be celebrated around the world on 14 June! The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and also to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure that all individuals and ...

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TIF’s e-registry for patients with thalassaemia is ready for piloting

  TIF with support from Celgene Corporation, has developed a disease specific e-registry with health record for patients with thalassaemia. This e-registry is now completed, as a first version, and is ready to be piloted in selected centres in Cyprus, Greece and Bulgaria. After piloting and user comments, the e-registry ...

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Gene Therapy and Thalassaemia: The Patients‘ Perspective survey!

  A significant number of gene therapy approaches are currently undergoing clinical trials, some of which are already producing encouraging results. The Bluebird Bio’s gene therapy product, under the name ZYNTEGLO™, has received positive comments from the scientific committees of the European drug regulatory authority (EMA). This means that the practical ...

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Living with Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassaemia (TDT)

In its most severe form and without adequate care, thalassaemia can be lethal in early childhood, and although  International Thalassaemia Day has come and gone, awareness is paramount.   Andrew Obenshain, Head of Europe at gene therapy company bluebird bio, looks into what it means to live with thalassaemia, with ...

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International Thalassaemia Day 2019 _ “Test2Control“ Webinar

Although thalassaemia and sickle cell are among the most common monogenic haemoglobin disorders in the world, disease awareness is still far from optimal. In commemoration of International Thalassaemia Day 2019 on May 8th, TIF & Bio Rad Laboratories Inc. invite you to register for our #Test2Control Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Webinar ...

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Gene Therapy for β-Thalassaemia Approaches European Market Approval

Gene therapy continues to evolve with new emerging treatments finally reaching its promised potential: providing a one-time lifelong cure for even the rarest and most severe of genetic disorders. TIF’s Expert Advisor, Dr. Carsten Werner Lederer, explores this critical issue in his article, by highlighting the recent conditional approval for ...

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