New blood (Thalassaemia (patient can accumulate up to 10 million baht in…
a genetic blood disorder that leads to anaemia
patients require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
patient can accumulate up to 10 million baht in medical bills
by the age of 30.
An alternative for those who can afford
it is a bone marrow transplant
provides a permanent cure for the life-threatening disease.
of finding a matching bone marrow donor
But with a less than 50 percent chance
procedure costing up to 3 million baht
many find this option to be beyond them financially and emotionally.
But the latest medical breakthrough
recently announced by a team of
researchers from Ramathibodi Hospital
provides new hope
the world’s first successful gene therapy
to permanently cure the blood
known as thalassaemia.