New blood (VITAL STATISTICS) ( Name types of thalassaemia ? (Alpha…
One of the project’s researcher?
Dr Suradej Hongeng
He is the doctor in Ramathibodi Hospital
What is the latest gene threapy technology has?
It has has completely turned around the lives of three Thai thalassaemia patients
What Dr Suradej Hongeng said?
Their quality of life has improved tremendously. They no longer require blood transfusions. They can study and work like able-bodied people
What is Thalassaemia?
World’s most common genetic abnormality
How much people suffering from the blood disease?
It up to 3,000 new cases diagnosed annually
Name types of thalassaemia ?
Has two subcategories
One with no or mild anaemia
Another one be fatal
Another from blood disorder
defective production of haemoglobin
What protein do?
Enable red blood cells
What Dr Suradej Hongeng say?
Around 80 percent of beta thalassaemia patients require blood transfusionsthroughout their lives. Without the transfusions, they would die. Unfortunately, frequent transfusions are likely to pose a high risk of iron overload, so they need to take medication, which is expensive