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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Beta-thalassemia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Beta thalassemia major
  • Cooley's anemia
  • Beta thalassemia intermedia
  • Beta thalassemia minor
  • Erythroblastic anemia
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  • My hemoglobin electrophoresis result showed that alpha thalassemia trait is a possibility. My wife is 5 months pregnant. Her result showed that she has beta thalassemia trait. It is the 3rd pregnancy. What is the probability of having an affected baby? Click here for answer

  • My partner and I have both been diagnosed with beta-thalassemia minor. What is the likelihood of having a child without beta-thalassemia? Click here for answer

  • I've been told that I am a carrier for beta-thalassemia and I have low levels of hemoglobin. Can I donate blood? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Beta thalassemia major
  • Cooley's anemia
  • Beta thalassemia intermedia
  • Beta thalassemia minor
  • Erythroblastic anemia
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.