Thalassemia

You know, hemoglobin is a wonderful substance. I like it. It’s a red substance that brings color into the cheeks of girls, and in the course of my hemoglobin investigation I look about a good bit to appreciate it - Linus Pauling

Thalassemia

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Thalassemia: Understanding the Disease

Thalassemia is a serious inherited blood disorder. Thalassemia Major patients require life long repeated blood transfusions and costly medicines for their survival.  Often the blood transfusion needs to be carried out on monthly basis. Of course, it depends on individual cases. Some even require it every week.

The proper managing of this disease requires, besides these transfusions, costly medicines, including Desferal injections that need to be infused over a period of several hours. That means the patient has to keep the injection and the infusion pump attached to the body over a period of ten-twelve hours, several days a week. The only treatment available is Bone Marrow Transplant,…

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