8 MAY | International Thalassaemia Day 2023

May 8, 2023 is International Thalassaemia Day! The theme of the event this year is ‘Be Aware. Share. Care.: Strengthening Education to Bridge the Thalassaemia Care Gap’.

Building on last year’s theme, the 2023 campaign takes a further step ahead and focuses on the need for improved access to quality, lifelong thalassaemia education for people living with the disorder and healthcare professionals involved in their care.


‘’It is through consistent awareness and disease-specific education that we can draw attention to the myriad of challenges that people with thalassaemia continue to confront worldwide and bring about lasting and effective changes in health and social behaviours, improve health outcomes, quality of life and social integration, while helping reduce the huge burden of this disease in national healthcare systems’’.Mr Panos Englezos, TIF President

There are many ways you can bring attention to thalassaemia in your local and global community and raise awareness of the need for enhanced disease-education that can lead to better care.  We have a great variety of resources available that you can download for free.

Go to Materials
  • Get social by posting about thalassaemia on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn using the #BeAwareShareCare, #ITD2023, #Education ForCare, and #Care ForEducation hashtags
  • Organize an event, host a community event, webinar, forum or town hall and invite various stakeholders to learn more about your work first-hand and to meet with the community
  • Help our community light up in red as many buildings and landmarks as possible for International Thalassaemia Day on or around May 8
  • Share your story about how you or someone you know has been affected by thalassaemia at
  • Take action locally and use the TIF International Thalassaemia Day materials  to send a letter to your local policymakers and engage with the local media
  • Upgrade your knowledge on thalassaemia care and management by watching educational videos on the brand-new TIFLIX platform, reading TIF’s thalassaemia brochures, or taking a free, online course at the TIF e-Academy
  • Download resources like posters and social media banners from to help build your International Thalassaemia Day Campaign
  • Send pictures, comments, or questions to TIF at


Learn more about International Thalassaemia Day by visiting

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