Please click to visit San Ramon Regional Medical Center

NoBlood Answers

ASK questions regarding Transfusion Alternatives and Patient Blood Management.

SHARE your facts, opinions and personal experience.

DISCOVER the best answers chosen by Healthcare Professionals and the Public.

RANK the best answers.

199 questions

265 answers

78 comments

75 users

Popular Tags

treatmentsx 54  conditionsx 36  pharmaceuticalsx 19  transfusionsx 19  bloodx 18  anemiax 16  alternativesx 13  epox 13  devicesx 10  managementx 10  documentsx 9  dpax 8  legalx 8  fractionsx 7  ironx 7  plateletsx 7  techniquesx 7  cancerx 6  coagulationx 6  dphcx 6  hospitalsx 6  outcomesx 6  preparationx 6  surgeryx 6  toolsx 6  cardiacx 5  cell-salvagex 5  dietx 5  hemodilutionx 5  leukemiax 5  programsx 5  vaccinesx 5  diagnosisx 4  hbocx 4  plasmax 4  proteinx 4  testingx 4  transplantsx 4  volume-expandersx 4  bloodlessx 3  esax 3  fibrin-gluex 3  financialx 3  formsx 3  guidelinesx 3  hemoglobinx 3  hemorrhagex 3  hemostasisx 3  hepatitis-cx 3  immunoglobulinx 3  lungx 3  oxygenx 3  pregnancyx 3  surgicalx 3  syntheticx 3  acidx 2  adhesivesx 2  amlx 2  bleedingx 2  carriersx 2  chemotherapyx 2  chlorophyllx 2  cllx 2  cmmlx 2  creutzfeldt-jakobx 2  diptheriax 2  diseasesx 2  doctorsx 2  factor-7x 2  heartx 2  jcahox 2  liverx 2  pediatricx 2  preemiex 2  proceduresx 2  procritx 2  rbcx 2  sickle-cellx 2  studiesx 2  surgeonsx 2  tetanusx 2  thalassemia-majorx 2  tranexamicx 2  transmissionx 2 

More Tags

Has anyone with Thalassemia Major been able to find a blood free treatment ?

0 like 0 dislike
asked Oct 18, 2012 in Conditions and Treatments by anonymous
recategorized Oct 18, 2012 by LarryEitel

1 Answer

0 like 0 dislike

There are some treatments such as folate, iron, etc however the conensus is that the only bone marrow stem transplantation is a life long *cure* with warnings. Check out these 2 articles http://rossscience.org/ARTICLE/OJHMT-3-5.php  and http://www.doublegist.com/thalassemia-prevalence-risk-factors-traits/  The first article seems to be the better and gives problems if you do transfuse blood. Screening is a way of cutting down incidence of this disorder such as Greece did.

answered Jun 25, 2013 by pnutts (1,820 points)

Related questions

0
votes
1
answer
146
views
0
votes
4
answers
6631
views
0
votes
2
answers
769
views

Featured Sponsors