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May 15, 2017

Haemoglobinopathies and the Rheumatologist

Abstract The haemoglobinopathies are a relatively common, heterogeneous group of inherited conditions that are the result of either a quantitative abnormality (e.g. thalassaemia) or structural [e.g. […]
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 […]
December 1, 2016

What is a Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant?

A bone marrow stem cell transplant replaces a person’s abnormal stem cells with healthy ones from another person (a donor). This procedure allows the recipient to […]
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 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 […]