Thalassemia Support Group Gathering
Date of Event: 06 December 2014 (Sat)
Venue: Singapore General Hospital - Haematology Centre
RECENT PAST EVENT
BLOOD: THE GREATEST TREASURE OF LIFE
Date of Event: 07 June 2014
Time: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Venue: Sentosa, Port of Lost Wonder*
Smile and give, someone will smile and live
Celebrating World Thalassemia Awareness Day 2014 - Public Forum and Blood Donation Drive
Date of Event: 08 May 2014
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: KKH Auditorium, Women's Tower, Level 1
On behalf of Mr Derrick Lim, President of Thalassaemia Society (Singapore), we regret to inform you that due to unforseen circumstances, the 2nd Singapore Thalassaemia Conference for Asia originally planned to be held from 2-4 September 2011, has been postponed to the 2nd quarter of 2012.
RECENT GOOD NEWS ON THALASSEMIA
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What Actually is Thalassemia ?
Many Diseases are caused by abnormalities in the blood. These abnormalities are categorised according to b part of the blood affected. There are diseases of the rell blood cells, white blood cells or coagulation diseases. Thalassemia is also known as "Cooleys Anaemia" is an abnormal which is caused by abnormal gene. A person with Thalassemia is unable to produce normal functioning haemoglobin in the blood. Haemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying component of the red blood cells. It consists of two different proteins, an alpha and a beta. If the body doesn't produce enough of either of these two proteins, the red blood cell do not form properly and cannot carry sufficient oxygen. The result is anemia that begins in early childhood and lasts throughout life. Since thalassemia is not a single disorder but a group of related disorders that affect the human body in similar ways, it is important to understand the differences between the various types of thalassemia.
In severe form of Thalassemia (known as Thalassemia Major), the person will require a lifetime monthly blood transfusions. This is a painful and traumatic treatment regime that imposes an enormous financial and emotional strain on the patient, and also on his or her family.