COVID-19: Impact on Thalassemia & Blood

The Thalassemia Foundation of Canada is following the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis. We understand that Thalassemia patients and their parents/caregivers may have questions related to the impact of this crisis on their health care and the blood supply.

The documents below provide you with up-to-date information most relevant to Thalassemia and any concerns of blood transfusions.

Thalassaemia International Federation to its global patients’ community:
COVID-19 Pandemic and Haemoglobin Disorders

FAQ on Thalassemia/Sickle Cell Disease and COVID-19:

Discussion between Canadian Blood Services and the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada:
CBS Summary Discussion (March, 17 2020)

Hema-Quebec update on blood safety and supply:
TFC Hema-Quebec, Questions and Answers (March 23,2020)