|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on January 19, 2012 at 8:10 AM|
Thalassemia major is the most severe form of Thalassemia. A person with Thalassemia major will require a lifetime of monthly blood transfusions. Patients usually have sign & symptoms and get diagnose within few months or early years of life.
Some Thalassemia intermedia patients might become Thalassemia major after needing to require more offen regular blood transfusions.The only cure currently for most Thalassemia major is bone marrow Transplant (BMT), but it require a matched donor and is best to be done during early childhood.
However the life span of Thalassemia major had been extended with proper chelater and treatment for patients.
Lastly, hope more good news will release in the near future on new treatment and cure for Thalassemia major (: