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Alpha thalassaemia

This section is dedicated to alpha (α-) thalassaemia. THE MAJOR ALPHA (α-) THALASSAEMIAS ARE: HbH disease α-thalassaemia Hydrops Foetalis (=Hb Bart’s Hydrops Foetalis) Many diseases in humans are caused by abnormalities in the blood and these are categorized according to the component of the blood which is affected: white cell ...

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Non-Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemias (NTDTs) is a term used to label patients who do not need regular blood transfusions for survival but may need occasional or even frequent transfusions for defined periods of time.

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International Thalassaemia Day 2013

2013 theme: The right for quality health care of every patient with Thalassaemia: major and beyond The treatment of thalassaemia intermedia was brought to the forefront of activities, and all national thalassaemia associations across the world and other patient support groups were invited to find out more about Non-Transfusion Dependent ...

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International Thalassaemia Day 2014

2014 theme: ‘Economic Recession: Observe – Join Forces – Safeguard Health’ The 2014 theme highlighted the need to support policy decisions that reduce health inequalities, with particular focus on countries affected by the financial and economic crisis. The global financial crisis has already had wide-reaching social, economic, and political impact, ...

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