This leaflet can help healthcare professionals speak with adults who are beta thalassaemia carriers.
PDF, 230KB, 12 pages
A blood test can identify adults who carry the gene for beta thalassaemia.
This document explains about being a carrier and how this can affect how this can affect an adult and their family.
It sets out:
what a beta thalassaemia carrier is
how it will affect the person’s children
possible disorders a child could inherit
what the result means for other people in the family
The publication also includes information about how genetic inheritance for haemoglobin disorders work.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.