Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
June 16, 2014
Thalassemia – a lifetime of transfusions. Most thalassemia trait carriers don’t know it. Join the fight against thalassemia.
Cooley’s anemia, or thalassemia, is a genetic blood disorder that can be fatal if not treated early.
Originally thought to affect mostly people of Mediterranean heritage, people from many other backgrounds carry the trait. So how can we find out if we carry the trait?
Amy Celento of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation joins us and details how doctors can review results of regular and routine blood tests to see if you are a carrier. It’s important medical information you don’t want to miss.
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