International Thalassaemia Day 2021

The International Thalassaemia Day (ITD) is marked annually on 8 May and it is devoted to raising awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about thalassaemia, and helping the global thalassaemia community to connect and call for changes towards the improvement of patients lives and well-being.

This year’s theme

Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community

If ever there were a time to focus attention on Thalassaemia and the widening health inequalities that impact affected patients, that time is now!



Did you know that?

In the majority of countries where thalassaemia exists, patients with β-thalassaemia major do not reach or surpass the age of 20 years.

More facts & key statistics on Thalassaemia

The Official #ITD2021 Video

Standing united against health inequalities across the global thalassaemia community, Thalassaemia Heroes from many different countries, send out the #ITD2021 message for a compilation video prepared to inspire solidarity and generate action.

TIF’s Global Thalassaemia Report: The Premiere

On 8 May, a Virtual High-level Event for the Official Launch of TIF’s Global Thalassaemia Report will take place!

The TIF Global Thalassaemia Report brings together for 1st time a huge volume of information and evidence-based data from all over the world with regard to thalassaemia, and highlights existing health inequalities in provided healthcare and services, leading to a significant disease burden and unmet needs for patients.

Preliminary Agenda


Each year the voice of people with thalassaemia, and those who work and live with them, grows louder.

Join us to create a stronger, united voice for addressing health inequalities and safeguarding the rights of the global thalassaemia community on 8 May.

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