Did You Know?
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April 22, 2016
- Hemoglobinopathies are a group of inherited blood disorders—like sickle cell disease and thalassemia—that affect millions of people around the world.
- CDC monitors hemoglobinopathies to find out how many people have these disorders and how they affect health over time.
- Health departments and healthcare facilities can use new guidance [PDF-3.6 MB] from CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories to design or improve their hemoglobinopathy screening programs.
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