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Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited disorder that affects the production of normal hemoglobin (a type of protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues in the body). Thalassemia includes a number of different forms of anemia. The severity and type of anemia depends upon the number of genes that are affected.

Listed in the directory below, you will find additional information regarding two different types of thalassemia, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Alpha Thalassemia

Beta Thalassemia (Cooley's Anemia)

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