Guidance: Baby at risk of having thalassaemia: description in brief

Public Health England

January 12
11:59 2021


This publication explains the risks for a baby when both parents carry an unusual haemoglobin gene, at least one of which is for thalassaemia.

It includes information about:

  • what thalassaemia is
  • the different conditions the baby might inherit
  • diagnostic testing for thalassaemia
  • treatment options
  • having another baby

Contact the PHE Screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.

Published 1 January 2014
Last updated 12 January 2021 +show all updates
  1. Updated information for parents and reformatted as HTML publication.

  2. Updated with new statement on use of personal data and copyright.

  3. Updated version of patient information leaflet.

  4. First published.

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