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The findings of the study were published today in the journal 'Molecular Therapy'.(Unsplash)

Researchers develop gene therapy vector for blood disorders

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a potentially safer and more effective gene therapy vector for blood disorders.
There are around 2,200 people living with thalassaemia in Delhi and over one lakh in the country.(Shutterstock)
There are around 2,200 people living with thalassaemia in Delhi and over one lakh in the country.(Shutterstock)

World Thalassaemia Day: Screening all pregnant women is a must

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Annona Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 02:01 PM IST
World Thalassaemia Day: Getting the regular blood transfusions are not enough.
At least 25,000 donors are needed every month to meet the city’s blood requirement.(HT Photo)
At least 25,000 donors are needed every month to meet the city’s blood requirement.(HT Photo)

‘Mumbai is facing severe blood shortage’:founder of Think Foundation

Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 02:44 PM IST
An official at JJ Hospital’s blood bank said none of the negative blood types were available at the hospital. “We have been facing shortage for the past three weeks,” the official said.
According to doctors, 80 percent hemophilia cases undiagnosed in India.(Unsplash)
According to doctors, 80 percent hemophilia cases undiagnosed in India.(Unsplash)

World Haemophilia Day 2019: 80 percent haemophilia cases undiagnosed in India according to doctors

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 07:59 AM IST
Despite improvement in the medical technologies for the treatment of haemophilia, health experts believe that nearly 80 per cent of Indians with the serious blood disorder are not diagnosed due to the absence of proper diagnostic facilities in the remote areas.
A medical professional draws blood from a patient to be tested. Image for representation.(AP file photo)
A medical professional draws blood from a patient to be tested. Image for representation.(AP file photo)

Stem cell registry to help fight blood disorders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The government is setting up a National Stem Cell Registry to create an India-specific bone-marrow donor database for treatment of life-threatening blood disorders such as blood cancer, thalassaemia, sickle-cell anaemia and haemophilia.
Despite the government resolution (GR) passed in September 2018, patients suffering from blood disorders such as thalassemia and haemophilia are unaware of the benefits they can avail .(HT/PHOTO)
Despite the government resolution (GR) passed in September 2018, patients suffering from blood disorders such as thalassemia and haemophilia are unaware of the benefits they can avail .(HT/PHOTO)

Pune hospitals and NGOs to guide thalassemics regarding government benefits

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Pune has around 600 to 800 patients living with thalassemia major and the Thalassemia Society of Maharahstra managed to help 70 from Pune and western Maharashtra in applying for the disability certificate
Can this new technique detect and treat thalassemia?(Shutterstock)
Can this new technique detect and treat thalassemia?(Shutterstock)

Now thalassemia can be treated in the womb with this gene editing technique

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2018 02:51 PM IST
India has the largest number of patients with thalassemia major in the world -- about 1 to 1.5 lakh. The technique might be able to achieve even higher success rates if they can administer it multiple times during gestation, the researchers said.
Thadharam Tolani.(Praful Gangurde)
Thadharam Tolani.(Praful Gangurde)

World Thalassemia Day: Kopri resident wants to free India of the blood disorder

Hindustan Times | By Ankita Menon, Thane
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 10:53 AM IST
Over the last decade, 77-year-old Thadharam Tolani has held 290 camps in 200 cities across seven states to spread awareness about thalassemia
Anaemia affects 32 million pregnant women worldwide.(Shutterstock)
Anaemia affects 32 million pregnant women worldwide.(Shutterstock)

Moms-to-be, beware: Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2018 11:26 AM IST
Pregnant women with anaemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy, compared to those without the condition, according to a study.
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