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

Hepatitis C Information

Hepatitis 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


Give a little

We dont need the iron but we need your silver. By donating just a few pounds a month you help us to continue funding research into this potentially deadly condition which affects children and adults throughout the U.K. 

Donate via the web, sms text or our on-line shoping portal. 


Videos 'n Stories

A selection of educational videos for parents, patients and health care professionals. 
Real life stories from carriers, patients and carers who give their account of what sickle cell or thalassaemia means to them.

Watch the films

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Library & Video Section

Check out the new video section in the library.   More