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Thalassemia Minor


Synonyms of Thalassemia Minor
  • Beta Thalassemia Minor
  • Hereditary Leptocytosis, Minor
  • Heterozygous Beta Thalassemia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Thalassemia Minor is a rare blood disorder characterized by a moderately low level of hemoglobin in red blood cells (anemia). This disorder is inherited. People with Thalassemia Minor have one of a pair (heterozygous) of the thalassemia gene. If a person has two copies of the gene, they will have Thalassemia Major, which is a more serious disease.

    Organizations related to Thalassemia Minor
    • Anemia Institute for Research and Education
      151 Bloor Street West
      Toronto, Ontario None M5S 1S4
      Phone #: 416--96-9-7431
      800 #: 877--99-2-6364
      e-mail: info@anemiainstitute.org
      Home page: http://www.anemiainstitute.org
    • Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Inc.
      330 7th Ave
      New York NY 10001
      Phone #: 212-279-8090
      800 #: 800-522-7222
      e-mail: info@cooleysanemia.org
      Home page: http://www.cooleysanemia.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
      31 Center Drive MSC 2480
      Bethesda MD 20892-2480
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
    • Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
      16 S. Calvert St
      Baltimore MD 21202
      Phone #: 410-528-1555
      800 #: 800-421-8453
      e-mail: scdaa@sicklecelldisease.org
      Home page: http://www.sicklecelldisease.org
    • Sj?ldne Diagnoser / Rare Disorders Denmark
      Frederiksholms Kanal 2, 3rd Floor
      Copenhagen K None 1220
      Phone #: 45 -33 -14 00 10
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: mail@sjaeldnediagnoser
      Home page: http://www.raredisorders.dk



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