Month: April 2020

TIF Shares Position Statement Urging Health Authorities to Identify Thalassemia/SCD Patients as High Risk of COVID-19

April 21, 2020 – TIF has created a Position Statement in which it encourages national health authorities worldwide to include patients with thalassemia and sickle cell disease in the group of patients considered high risk/vulnerable to COVID-19. It is hoped that such a request will lead to increased vigilance and prevention measures on behalf of […]

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TIF & EHA Host Webinar on Thalassemia/SCD & COVID-19

April 16, 2020 – TIF and the European Hematology Association (EHA) held a webinar today (Thursday, April 16) entitled ”Thalassaemia/SCD and COVID-19: Possible risks and a proposal for a patient pathway during the pandemic”. An expert panel from Italy and Cyprus which includes Dr. Maria D. Capellini, Dr. Raffaella Colombatti, and TIF Executive Director Dr. Androulla Eleftheriou, shared […]

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CDC Recommends Cloth Masks in Public Settings

April 6, 2020 – In light of new evidence showing that some individuals who have been infected with the novel Coronavirus may not exhibit symptoms, but may still be able to infect other people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other […]

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CAF Social Worker Kathleen Durst to Host Virtual Mini Group Sessions

April 1, 2020 – CAF Social Worker Kathleen Durst will be leading virtual mini group meetings for patients and parents. Topics include coping with stress associated with COVID-19, best hygiene practices, emotional well being, and how to manage children’s behaviors during home school.  Meetings will begin this Saturday, and will take place on Zoom at […]

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Apple Releases “COVID-19 Screening Tool”

April 1, 2020 – Apple has released a “COVID-19 Screening Tool” that allows users to screen themselves or loved ones for coronavirus symptoms, and to receive recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on what to do next. The tool was developed in partnership with the CDC, the White House’s coronavirus task […]

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CAF Patient-Family Conference Postponed Until July of 2021

April 1, 2020 – Due to the ongoing situation concerning COVID-19, the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation will be postponing the 2020 Patient-Family Conference in New Brunswick to July of 2021. We regret the necessity of taking this step; however, we feel that given the fluidity and unpredictability of the current situation, it is in the best […]

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