Thalassemia and Hemoglobin E in Southern Thai Blood Donors

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Nuinoon, Manit; Kruachan, Kwanta; Sengking, Warachaya; Horpet, Dararat; Sungyuan, Ubol;
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Advances in Hematology, volume 2,014 (issn: 1687-9104, eissn: 1687-9112)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4094851, doi: 10.1155/2014/932306
  • Subject: Research Article | Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs | RC633-647.5 | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: hemic and lymphatic diseases | congenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalities

Thalassemia and hemoglobin E (Hb E) are common in Thailand. Individuals with thalassemia trait usually have a normal hemoglobin concentration or mild anemia. Therefore, thalassemic individuals who have minimum acceptable Hb level may be accepted as blood donors. This st... View more
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