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CDC Raises Awareness for International Thalassemia Day

May 6, 2016 – In honor of International Thalassemia Day (May 8), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted information about thalassemia on their website and a new profile of a thalassemia patient on their Flickr album. You can view the CDC page by clicking here and the new profile of Yanyi […]

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CDC Announces Funding Opportunity in Thalassemia Pilot Interventions

The following is a notice that, RFA-DD-14-003, “Pilot Interventions to Promote the Health of People with Blood Disorders,”  has been published with the correct dates on Grants.gov, December 23, 2013. → Deadline date is:   March 06, 2014.  To Access the Announcement & Application Package: 1. Go to:          www.grants.gov 2. Select:         “Applicants” from the top menu 3. Select:         “Apply for Grants” 4. Select:         […]

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CDC to Present Facebook Chat on Blood Disorders and Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Period

February 11, 2013 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present a special Facebook Chat on “Blood Disorders & the 3 P’s (Preconception, Pregnancy, & the Postpartum Period): What Every Woman Needs to Know” on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Women with blood disorders face […]

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CDC and NHLBI Launch RuSH Program for Thalassemia and Sickle Cell

July 11, 2011 – CAF speaks with Dr. Althea Grant, Chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the new RuSH (Registry and Surveillance for Hemoglobinopathies) program, a project of the CDC and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Click here for the CDC RuSH web […]

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CDC Reports on Health Insurance Coverage

November 16, 2010 – A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of Americans without health insurance continues to be a cause of concern. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Vol. 59, dated November 9, 2010, the results of which are summarized in the CDC’s […]

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CDC Video Provides Information on Diabetes

November 9, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a video, “Blood Sugar & Fears,” that focuses on diabetes and strategies for preventing its development.   Diabetes is a common complication in thalassemia; patients should follow prevention strategies to decrease the risk of developing this complication. The video can be viewed […]

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CDC Video Focuses on Need for Flu Vaccinations

October 14, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a valuable video on the importance of flu vaccinations, especially for yioung children.   The video can be viewed below. CDC Video Player. Flash Player 9 is required.

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CDC Announces Funding Opportunity for Hemoglobinopathies Surveillance

April 5, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a funding opportunity for CDC-RFA-DD10-1017, entitled “State-based Surveillance for Hemoglobinopathies.”  This opportunity is available to all states who are NOT currently receiving funds from DD09-909. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Blood Disorders in collaboration with […]

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