Cooley's Anemia

Living Free

“I am as optimistic and capable of achieving my dreams as anybody else.  Thalassemia, although a huge part of my life, does not dictate it.” Meet Rucha Shah, a young woman with thalassemia who knows where she is headed.    

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Julia’s Story

Born with thalassemia, Julia Tang has been cured through bone marrow transplantation.  Not everyone can benefit from treatments like these – yet.  But CAF is making sure that advances continue so that all patients will one day be cured. The support of people like you makes these advances like these possible.  Thank you!

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Meet Robert

Robert Mannino has been getting blood transfusions since he was six months old.  But that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his dream.  Read about this Georgia Tech student (and thalassemia patient)’s use of research to find a better way.

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Finding a Way Together

Alyssa Altieri says, without a doubt, that her mom, Sandy is her best friend. Since Alyssa was diagnosed with thalassemia at just five months old, Sandy has been there for her every day.

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A Brighter Future, Day By Day

The Turchi family has been through a lot together since little Gabriella was diagnosed with thalassemia, and the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation continues to play an almost-daily role in their lives.

Welcome to the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation website! We are pleased that you want to learn more about thalassemia and the work we do on behalf of all those living with this blood disorder. Please use these links to get started.

Spotlight

Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Announces Scholarship for Thalassemia Patients Pursuing Doctoral Studies

July 23. 2014 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation announced today a new scholarship program for U.S. individuals with a clinically significant form of thalassemia who have chosen to pursue postgraduate doctoral level studies in medicine or science. The “CAF-ApoPharma Distinguished Scholar Award” is made possible through a grant from pharmaceutical manufacturer ApoPharma, which is providing [...]

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