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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 for impactful research into the treatment of haemoglobin disorders.


TASCA works to raise public awareness and reduce the stigma of haemoglobin disorders 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 disorders through peer support and social events. We also empower patients and families through education and information.


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 life and provide them with support each step of the way.

Carrier Screening

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 with a referral from many GP clinics. Know your risk and get tested today.

What are haemoglobin disorders

Haemoglobin disorders are inherited blood disorders where haemoglobin is not formed properly or is not produced in enough quantities.

This results in less or no functioning red blood cells causing lack of oxygen available to the body, as well as many secondary complications. The most common forms of haemoglobin disorders are sickle cell disease and thalassaemia.

TASCA Newsletter (Spring 2021)

The latest TASCA newsletter is out now.  Contents: COVID-19 Vaccination Information  AGM Oct 28 Committee and Staff Updates TASCA Small Grants Program TIF e-Academy Research into

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New Grant Now Available

The TASCA Small Grant in Honour Sotirios Katakouzinos & Maria Kastoras is now available and open for applications from TASCA members. of The TASCA Small Grants

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