Learn More About Thalassemia
Thalassemia is an inherited (i.e., passed from parents to children through genes) blood disorder caused when the body doesn’t make enough of a protein called hemoglobin, an important part of red blood cells. Thalassemia is a treatable disorder that can be well-managed with blood transfusions and chelation therapy. It is important for people with thalassemia to learn how to stay healthy.
Facts, types, and how it’s inherited.
How thalassemia affects the body.
Find a thalassemia treatment center.
How to stay healthy with thalassemia.
Scientific articles and key findings.
Fact sheets, materials, and webinars.
Personal stories from people with thalassemia.
Overview of CDC’s work.