- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Adult carriers: sickle cell, thalassaemia, unusual haemoglobin, Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: commission and provide, and Population screening programmes: leaflets and how to order them
- 1 January 2014
- Last updated:
- 8 August 2017, see all updates
This leaflet can help healthcare professionals speak with parents at risk of having a baby with thalassaemia.
This publication explains the risks for a fetus when both parents carry an unusual haemoglobin gene, at least one of which is for thalassaemia.
The leaflet includes information about:
- what thalassaemia is
- the different conditions the baby might inherit
- diagnostic testing for thalassaemia
- treatment options
- having another baby
Published: 1 January 2014
Updated: 8 August 2017
- Updated version of patient information leaflet.
- First published.