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CDC Webinar on Cardiovascular Complications on Nov 18

October 26, 2021 – Dr. John Wood will be presenting a webinar on November 18 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)  entitled “The Heart in Thalassemia” from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET. This webinar is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Public Health Webinar Series on Blood Disorders. In this webinar, Dr. Wood will discuss the three most […]

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CAF Receives a Five-Year CDC Grant to Support Its Thalassemia Patient Outreach and Educational Initiatives

September 9, 2020 – The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF) has received a five-year Cooperative Agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This funding will be used to support patient outreach efforts, health messaging for the thalassemia patient/family community, and evidence-based training for thalassemia healthcare providers. The new Cooperative Agreement will go into […]

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CDC Indicates that Thalassemia Patients are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19

May 12, 2020 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued revised guidance indicating that people with Hemoglobin Disorders – including thalassemia and sickle cell disease – may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. They suggest that patients with thalassemia: (1) Ask their healthcare providers about telemedicine or remote […]

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