Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.
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The Hematology Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston specializes in treating non-cancerous blood-related illnesses like bleeding and clotting disorders.
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