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The way forward for thalassemia patients amid COVID-19

From availability of blood in blood banks to availability of transportation and transfusion facilities, there are multiple challenges being faced by these patients in the wake of this pandemic........................

World Cancer Day: When a Thalassemia survivor met her lifesaver!

Reinstating faith in humanity, a techie from Bangalore donated his blood stem cells giving a second chance at life to a 4-year-old girl child suffering from Thalassemia. At an event to bring both together, DKMS BMST Foundation India also took this platform to launch its online registration...............

Transfusion Therapy in Thalassemia: Efficacy and Safety

A concentrated awareness campaign on Thalassemia should be not just about the disease but also about the importance of safer blood supply, writes Dr Prakash Parmar in this exclusive article. Read on.......................

Thalassemia patients included in 5% reservations for higher education under disability

National Thalassemia Welfare Society organized the 25th International Thalassemia Day at New Delhi where experts and policymakers deliberated upon the need for creating more awareness and better options for Thalassemia patients...................

Civil society members seek inclusion of Thalassemia in all political party...

A Charter of 10-point demands to achieve Zero Thalassemia by 2022 for inclusion in the election manifesto of all political parties in India released.......................

A new drug in pipeline to improve haemoglobin level in Thalassemia...

As per experts, ‘Luspatercept' drug will drastically reduce the requirement of blood and iron chelating agent’s ultimately improving quality of the patient’s life.........……….

Genetic carrier testing key to reducing occurrence of Thalassemia, say doctors

Would-be parents, who are carriers of the disease, are at a greater risk of having a child with Thalassemia Major, especially if they are married to another person who is also a carrier...........

Thalassemia care in India: Where do we stand?

From the basics to the potential solutions, Dr Sunil Bhat, Senior Consultant at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre, Narayana Health City Bangalore, explains the prevalent overall scenario of Thalassemia, a grave disease that affects a substantial chunk of..........

Health ministry comes up with guidelines on Thalassemia

While it has defined the guidelines, the health ministry hasn't made the carrier testing compulsory for relatives of thalassemia patients as it wants the same to be voluntary and not cause stigmatisation of the family...........

Allow gene therapy for us: Thalassemia patient’s passionate appeal to govt

In a highly passionate appeal, Mr Gagandeep Singh Chandok, a patient suffering from Thalassemia has sought the intervention of Director General Health to allow clinical trials for Gene Therapy, the only for patients...........