Friday, May 8, 2015

World Thalassemia Day - 8 May 2015




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World Thalassemia Day - 8 May 2015
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Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in large numbers of red blood cells being destroyed, which leads to anemia.


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What is Thalassemia?

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Most thalassemia major patients require transfusions every 2-4 weeks. How is Blood Transfusion carried out?

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How does removing the spleen help treat Thalassemia?




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