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Thalassemia is a name for a group of blood diseases that involve abnormalities in hemoglobin. People with the condition do not have enough hemoglobin or red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body, which can lead to mild to severe anemia. The two main types of thalassemia are alpha and beta; both are passed from parents to their children. Treatment for thalassemia (which will depend on the type and severity of the disease) may involve blood transfusions, iron chelation therapy, and bone marrow transplants.
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