What are the most common types of Thalassaemias found in the Maldives?
Ans: Beta and Alpha
What are the most common types of haemoglobinopathies found in the Maldives?
Ans: HB S , Hb D and Hb E
Can Thalassaemia patients work as other people?
Ans: Yes, if they maintain regular treatment they can work as normal as any other
What is the diffrence between a Thalassaemia carrier and a Thalassaemia major?
Ans: Thalassamia majors are transfusion dependent andThalassaemia carriers are healthy and do not require transfusions
Can a Thalassaemia carrier become a Thalassaemia major?
Who cannot donate blood?
Ans:A peson who is ill, anaemic, has not had enough sleep, under weight/age
Why does a Thalassaemia major need iron chelation?
Ans:To remove excess iron from the body
Can a person be a carrier for both Alpha and Beta Thalassaemia?
Is there a risk of getting a Thalassaemic when an Alpha and a Beta carrier get married?
What are the chances of getting a Thalassaemic if both partners are Beta Thalassaemia carriers?
Ans: 25% chance in every pregnancy
What is the treatment given for Thalassaemia majors?
Ans: Regular blood transfusions together with iron chelation therapy, and permanent cure is BMT
Can a Thalassaemia major be detected before birth?
Ans: Yes, by PND
How often can a person donate blood?
Ans: every 3 month
Can a Thalassaemia carrier donate blood?
Ans: Yes, if he is healthy he can donate blood just like any other person