Children's Thalassaemia Foundation
Thalassaemia is a common hereditary blood disorder in Hong Kong. Patients with thalassaemia major need monthly blood transfusions, daily iron chelation treatment and life-long medication to sustain life. The Foundation aims to provide financial and psychological supports to cope with their constant trauma and anguish they suffer.
In Hong Kong, one in eight citizens carries thalassaemia genes. If both parents are thalassaemia carriers, there’s a one-in-four chance that their children would be born with thalassaemia major.
Public education to prevent
giving birth to a thalassaemia major is one of the main tasks of the