23andme - Commercially available DNA test
Readers may have seen this product advertised and reviewed in the news recently. For the price of £125.00 anyone can order this kit and take a test, which then provides you with certain genetic information, including some health related matters. We would like to remind anyone wishing to be tested for thalassaemia, sickle cell or other unusual haemoglobins, that testing and genetic counselling for these conditions is available free of charge from the NHS. Anyone wanting a test should contact the UK Thalassaemia Society for more information.
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NHS Prescription and other NHS Charges
The National Health Service Act 1946, which set up the NHS, contained a provision that NHS services should be provided free of charge unless that Act expressly provided for a charge.
Over the years amendments to legislation have been made allowing charges for NHS services including prescription, dental and optical charges..... More
4th European Conference
Latest information from the TiF conference:
- Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemia
- Non-Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemia
- Emergency Management of Thalassaemia
Hepatitis C InformationHepatitis C is a viral disease which affects the liver. It can go undetected for years, during which time it can cause significant damage...
Find out more and about or work with the Hepatitis Coalition here
Rogues Picture Gallery
Conference And Event's Photos.
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words.
Until then catch-up with what thals are up to in the rogues gallery.
Sponsored Walk 2015
The 2015 UK Thalassaemia Society annual sponsored walk will be held on:
Sunday 31st May 2015
Alexandra Palace, North London
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