International Thalassaemia Day

Thursday 7th Mat 2020 was International Thalassaemia Day.

This informative image is designed to raise awareness around Thalassaemia created by Smart Cells.

  • Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects the body’s ability to produce haemoglobin and red blood cells. It affects 1 in 100,000 people worldwide.
  • Cord blood stem cells can cure Thalassaemia. Stem cells replace the impaired blood making cells with haemopoietic (blood making) stem cells that can function correctly.
  • Cord blood from a sibling can treat Thalassaemia. Siblings have a 1 in 4 chance of matching a cord blood sample. At Smart Cells we have released samples for 4 children for the treatment of Thalassaemia.

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