May 8th 2018: We'd love you to Join Us at our free International Thalassaemia Day Event

Come along to learn about the latest treatment research in Thalassaemia, find out what is Genetic Counselling and what are the latest initiatives being planned by the Red Cross Blood Donation Service:

Guest speakers:

· Professor Vasili Berdoukas will talk about the latest developments in treatment care and his experiecne from work & research in China.

· David Rossetto, Community Relations Officer, Red Cross Blood Donation Services will talk about the Red 25 program, growth in plasma demand and how families and friends can help the Service. 

· Catherine Spinks, Associate Genetic Counsellor, RPAH will talk about what exactly does a Genetic Counsellor do?; how to access support and options for a couple including thalassaemia major/sickle cell anaemia patients. 


This is a Free Event with tea/coffee and finger food provided.

We would love to see you and we hope you enjoy meeting people and learning about the latest developments.

Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

Venue: The Garvan Institute Auditorium,
384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

RSVP 3rd May 2018 to or 02 9550 4844

The Event is run with the support of the Genetics Alliance Australia

How to get to the Garvan Institute:

  • Entry to the Auditorium is via Burton Street. A security guard will be at this location.
  • Street parking: Please note time restrictions do apply. There are parking spots with longer parking times in the little streets behind the Garvan Institute bounded by Burton, West, Liverpool Streets and Barcom Av.
  • Kings Cross Station is an 8 minute walk to The Garvan along Victoria Street.
  • Bus Routes: Check your times & routes through Sydney Buses Trip Planner
    • From Central M10, M30 and 311stop at Taylor Square, which is a 5-7 minute walk to the Garvan Institute.
    • From Town Hall M40, 389, 506 stop close to St. Vincent Hosptial and about 2 minute walk to the Garvan Institute.
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