thalassaemia News

Jasmine Majethia: At 80, she is the voice of children with thalassaemia

Thalassaemia affects more than 1 lakh children in the country, according to a paper published in the Paediatric Hematology Oncology journal.

Four underprivileged Thalassemia patients get Rs 1 lakh for medical treatment

The programme was held to mark Thalassemia Awareness Week. Actor Jackie Shroff also shared a message for the four patients at the programme.


‘Thalassaemia cure score’ devised by city doctor

Approximately 8 per cent of the population have the Thalassaemia trait and there are 13,000 live births with Thalassaemia per year.

To detect thalassaemia traits in pregnant women, govt taps pvt labs

1 in 18 pregnant women in the capital shows traits of thalassaemia.

St George’s hospital to get facility for frozen plasma

The hospital has received five bids for the refrigerated centrifuge.

Indian data on cord blood transplants now on international registry

Swaraj is among 23 Indian transplant cases that have been accepted for first time as Asian data by international bone marrow transplant registry.


ICMR unveils first indigenous thalassaemia testing kit

There are 3-4 per cent (30-40 million) beta thalassaemia carriers in India.

Red Cross to screen married women in state for thalassaemia traits

The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and the Ahmedabad district Panchayat authorities will screen 32,106 married women in Ahmedabad district for thalassaemia,from April onwards.

Kolkata gets its own cord blood bank

With growing cases of cancer,leukaemia and thalassaemia,the city now has its own cord blood bank where stem cells to treat such ailments can be stored for a lifetime