Through lobbying and engaging healthcare providers, TASCA advocates on behalf of patients and their families for equitable access to best care and support as well as adequate funding into impactful research into the treatment of haemoglobin disorders.
TASCA works to raise public awareness and reduce the stigma of haemoglobin disorder through school visits, public events, and media engagement. We believe in the importance of knowing your own genetic status through carrier testing.
TASCA believes that care should extend beyond the treatment centre. We support those affected by haemoglobin disorder peer to peer support, social events, and empower patients and families through news and information on the latest developments in the haemoglobin disorder community.
Here at TASCA, we are driven by a single goal – to do our part in making the world a better place for those living with genetic blood disorders. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. We want to empower those living with a genetic blood disorder so that they can live their best lives, and provide them with support each step of the way.
7% of the global population are carriers of a gene that can cause a haemoglobin disorder. Carrier couples have a 25% chance of conceiving a child with a haemoglobin disorder during every pregnancy.
Carrier screening tests are available and free in from a referral from many GP clinics. Know your risk and get tested today.