What is Thalassaemia

Thalassemia is the name of a group of genetic blood disorders.

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Thalassaemia Society of NSW Inc.

is a registered Charity formed in 1979 as a non-profit, self-help Society by the families of children living with thalassaemia, sickle cell anaemia and blackfan diamond disorder, with the support and guidance of the treating health professionals.


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What is Sickle-Cell Anaemia?

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited blood disorders, the most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA).


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Why get a test?

A person can carry the genetic trait and not be aware. People from communities with a higher than average risk of being carriers should be tested, and especially before starting a family.

These are communities with ancestral or ethnic origins from Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern, South Asian, South-East Asia and Africa regions.


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Welcome to ThalNSW

This site has been created to give hope, inspiration and recognise the resilience of our friends living with thalassaemia, sickle cell anaemia, blackfan diamond and other blood disorders, and to increase awareness and understanding of haemoglobinopathies. With 5% of Australians being carriers of thalassaemia, it has become one of the most common genetic blood disorders and, health professionals and scientists are working hard for a cure.

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