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:
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Allogeneic transplantation is a procedure in which a person receives hematopoietic (blood-forming) or blood stem cells, from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor.
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body).
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells when unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated.