Articles of Interest

May 10, 2017

Living with Thalassemia: Robert’s Story

Did you know that beta thalassemia major, the most severe form of thalassemia, affects at least 1,000 people in the United States? By staying committed to […]
March 8, 2017

Explainer: what are blood groups and why do they matter?

The Conversation – 7th March 2017 By Erica Wood and Lucy Fox If you’ve ever needed a blood transfusion, or donated blood, you probably would have […]
February 17, 2017

Public hospital funding crisis highlights need for reforms

Consumers Health Forum of Australia – Media Release: 17th February 2017 The AMA public hospital report card released today highlights that our hospitals and broader health […]
January 23, 2017

MALARIA: Its Lifecycle and why malaria will still remain with us

The following presentations are of immense interest, as it is postulated by medical scientists, that the origins of haemoglobinopathies like thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia, are […]
January 19, 2017

Forgotten but still Present within our Midst: The Issue of the Tainted Blood Cases

BRIEF NOTE FROM TASCS AUSTRALIA The issue of tainted blood is an ever present concern and threat to the lives of people who receive blood transfusions […]
December 28, 2016


On the afternoon of the 5th December 2016, the passing of Sotirios Katakouzinos, left behind an immense but unfortunately unknown legacy. A legacy that poses to […]
November 20, 2016

Britain’s National Health Service approves of new treatment for Sickle Cell Anaemia

Life-changing Sickle Cell Disease treatment approved by NHS watchdog A new automatic blood transfusion treatment will half the number of visits to hospital for people with […]
October 10, 2016

Gene therapy offers hope for treatment of sickle cell anaemia

By Robin McKie The Observer, Sunday 2nd October 2016 Scientists to begin trials for treatment to overcome inherited disease that affects 300,000 newborn babies a year […]
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 […]