TASCS Australia

October 1, 2016

Sickle cell disease: Do nurses and teachers need better training and education?

Written by Mary Isokariari on 28 September 2016 The number of people with sickle cell has more than doubled in the capital within the past five […]
July 4, 2016

How are Thalassaemias Treated?

Treatments for thalassaemias depend on the type and severity of the disorder. People who are carriers or who have alpha or beta thalassaemia trait have mild […]
June 20, 2016

What Are the Risks of a Blood Transfusion?

  Most blood transfusions go very smoothly. However, mild problems and, very rarely, serious problems can occur. Allergic Reactions Some people have allergic reactions to the […]
June 7, 2016

What is a Blood Transfusion?

A blood transfusion is a safe, common procedure in which blood is given to you through an intravenous (IV) line in one of your blood vessels. […]
May 10, 2016

Beta-Thalassemia: Current Treatments Not Enough

New treatments are needed to reduce the need for transfusions May 6, 2016 For the past 50 years, Louis Pericleous, who lives in Cyprus, has been […]
May 1, 2016

Living With Thalassaemias

Survival and quality of life have improved for people who have moderate or severe thalassaemias. This is because: More people are able to get blood transfusions […]
April 29, 2016

Sotirios – Living with Thalassaemia

14 October 2005 ‘I was born in Melbourne, to Greek Australian parents. Part of my heritage included thalassaemia. Although it was not diagnosed at the time […]
April 11, 2016

Double Eagle Golf Club Donates Proceeds from Fundraiser to TASCS Australia

On the 7th April, the Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Society of Australia received at its office centre during its committee meeting, a visit from delegates of […]
April 6, 2016

Population boom means a shortage of compatible blood donors at Royal Children’s Hospital

THE Royal Children’s Hospital is being forced to search ­nationwide for compatible ­donors for its sickest and most regular blood recipients. Herald Sun, 18th June 2015 […]