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Can thalassemia be cured?

Dealing with thalassemia can often be difficult. If you are a carrier, no treatment is required, but there is a risk of having a child with thalassemia if your partner is also a carrier. If you have a more severe form of thalassemia, regular blood transfusions will be required for life. A good network of family and friends can support you with this condition.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Cystic fibrosis


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