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What is Mediterranean Anemia (Thalassemia)?

By Mary Kyle Blogger

If successful, a stem cell transplant may cure thalassemia.

Persons diagnosed with thalassemia may was to seek support from other individuals and families who have been affected by this disorder. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (http://cooleysanemia.org/) sponsors many support groups and may be able to provide additional help in dealing with issues relating to living with the disorder.

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Thalassemia, BLoodbook.com, http://www.bloodbook.com/disorders.html#Thalassemia

What Are Thalassemias?, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, January 2008, http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Thalassemia/Thalassemia_Wha...

Thalassemia, The Mayo Clinic, 04 Feb 2009, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thalassemia/DS00905

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