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  • Thalassaemia major is a genetic condition that affects the production of haemoglobin, resulting in severe anaemia.
  • This condition is usually diagnosed within the first six months of life.
  • Treatment options include regular blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants.
  • It is suggested that all couples be tested for their thalassaemia carrier status before starting a family.

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Reviewed on: 06-10-2019