Treatment for thalassaemia is life long, painful and costly.This compilation aims to look at the magnitude of the thalassaemia problem in Malaysia and to answer questions frequently asked in relation to thalassaemia. Hopefully it will encourage the readers to have a blood test to see if they carry the thalassaemia traits themselves and thus help to stamp out thalassaemia in the future. This website is maintained by a concerned parent with a beta-thalassaemia major child with the purpose of disseminating information on this blood disorder. She is presently a member of the Thalassaemia Action Group University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur comprising of parents of thalassaemics and dedicated doctors.She can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on this disorder can be obtained from the various Thalassaemia Associations listed herein. Readers are advised to consult their personal physicians before commencing on any form of treatment or management.
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For those interested in serious reading on thalassaemia, an article on beta-thalassaemia in Malaysia by Professor Elizabeth George, Consultant Haemotologist Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is included (Paper). Queries on this article can be directed to her at email@example.com.