Education

The Public Education section of this website acts as a gateway to thalassemia information for students, educators, press, and anyone interested in learning more about this disease. Resources will be added periodically so keep checking back for updates.


THALASSEMIA RESOURCES AND LINKS
National Center for Biotechnology Information
www.ncbi.nlm.nbi.gov
"Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease."
Note: Contains a good, brief description of thalassemia along with links to other useful websites.

Northern California Comprehensive Thalassemia Program
www.thalassemia.com
Information about the Northern California Comprehensive Thalassemia Program. An excellent resource for social and genetic information. A comprehensive information center for patients and doctors of thalassemia.

TASC Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
www.tascunit.com
TASC Unit for the Social Study of Thalassemia and Sickle Cell is based in Leicester in the United Kingdom. Explores the social aspects of thalassemia and sickle cell anemia.

Thalassemia Foundation of Canada
www.thalassemia.ca
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing awareness, knowledge and support to patients, members and friends of Thalassemia. Canadian information about local events, blood safety, thalassemia, and research.

The Thalassaemia International Federation
www.thalassaemia.org.cy
Thalassaemia International Federation (T.I.F.) established in 1987, an international non-governmental organisation co-ordinating the various issues of thalassaemia associations globally, pioneers in the struggle against Thalassaemia (Cooley's Anaemia, Mediterranean Anaemia).

Thalsite.com
www.thalsite.com
This site was created to inform people the inherited blood disorder Thalassemia Major, also known as Cooley's Anemia, and to bring patients and families together for support and education on thalassemia

OTHER HEMOGLOBAL RECOMMENDED SITES
Canadian High Commission in Colombo
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/world/embassies/SriLanka/menu-en.asp
The Canadian High Commission in Colombo represents Canadian interests in Sri Lanka and the Maldives as well as participating in development partnerships related to democracy, human rights and providing humanitarian assistance.

Canadian International Development Agency
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/index-e.htm
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is the federal agency charged with planning and implementing most of Canada's development cooperation program in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.

Centre for International Health
http://intlhealth.med.utoronto.ca/
Based in the Faculty of Medicine, linking U of T community and serving the Developing World

Science for Peace
http://scienceforpeace.sa.utoronto.ca
Canadian based charitable organization of scholars and citizens concerned about pece, justice, and making an environmentally sustainable future.


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