Tag: sickle cell beta thalassemia

World Celebrates International Thalassaemia Day Under Shadow Of Pandemic

The theme for the International Thalassaemia Day 2020 is ‘The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients’. The International Thalassaemia Day, commemorated annually on the 8th of May, will be celebrated by the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) along with the global…

Hydroxyurea In Pregnancy – A Startling Testimony

I took hydroxyurea throughout my pregnancy and exclusively breastfed my baby for six months while still on the medication Medical wisdom suggests that a user must discontinue the use of hydroxyurea (HU) months before trying to conceive or get a woman pregnant. Maldivean Aishat Shifneez Shakir, 36, obediently gave up a medication she had taken…