These publications explains beta thalassaemia major, a condition screened for by the linked antenatal and newborn NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme.
The beta thalassaemia major factsheet sets out information about:
- what the condition is
- how it is inherited
- screening procedures
- treatment options
The ‘Know the facts’ document summarises the information about beta thalassaemia major in a shorter leaflet.