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    Quote Originally Posted by Emili View Post
    I am not sure to be honest. He was a childhood friend and I lost track of him. He was a bit pale but had the most beautiful blue eyes. Hope he is well.
    I hope so, too

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    A neighbor of mine had it. Died 29 y.o.
    Greek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dont View Post
    A neighbor of mine had it. Died 29 y.o.
    Greek.
    That's really really sad. I am so sorry

    It seems that thalassemia rocks in Greece

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliya View Post
    That's really really sad. I am so sorry

    It seems that thalassemia rocks in Greece
    Its pretty common, I guess. Its called medditeranean anemia for a reason.
    Its a very sad disease. You are basically brought up, knowing that you ll die before your 30s, the best a bit more, if you are very carefull. What do with your life ? Start a family?

    Very sad, very very sad. I can't forget the day that Dimitris died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dont View Post
    Its pretty common, I guess. Its called medditeranean anemia for a reason.
    Its a very sad disease. You are basically brought up, knowing that you ll die before your 30s, the best a bit more, if you are very carefull. What do with your life ? Start a family?

    Very sad, very very sad. I can't forget the day that Dimitris died.
    Yes, it is.... I understand that it was a big loss for you, but you can't do anything about it now. It is terrible... Just try to remember the nice moments of his. I guess this is what your friend would also like you to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliya View Post
    Yes, it is.... I understand that it was a big loss for you, but you can't do anything about it now. It is terrible... Just try to remember the nice moments of his. I guess this is what your friend would also like you to do
    I know. It was a loss that we all knew will come.

    Thanks

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    I don't know what to say in those cases, honestly... Just keep him inside your heart with love...

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    I recently learned that I have Thalassemia Minor. I inherited it from my paternal side, and I guess it is from my grandfather who is a native of the Marmara region.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emili View Post
    Both parents have to have the defect gene for the baby to have these diseases. That is why in Turkey blood work is done before marriage. I have a friend that had Med. anemia. He was mostly fine, and super cute too
    That is not quite correct, what you say is only true for Thalassemia Major. There are two different forms of Thalassemia, the minor form and the major form. Only one parent has to have some form of the defect to transmit the disease to the offspring.

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    An acquaintance of ours yesterday said his niece has thallesemia and that they were shocked because the father is from the Caribbean, the mum is Greek Cypriot- so I assume, even if one parent carries it, it can still pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiouscat View Post
    An acquaintance of ours yesterday said his niece has thallesemia and that they were shocked because the father is from the Caribbean, the mum is Greek Cypriot- so I assume, even if one parent carries it, it can still pass.
    Ofcourse it can. But like I said, there are two forms oft the disease. The severe form which makes a normal life impossible is called homozygous thalassemia, or thalassemia major. It can only be inherited if both parents have one form of thalassemia. Thalassemia minor on the other hand can also be inherited through only one parent. But one can live a normal life without any treatment or medication. That is the form oft the disease that the child oft your acquaintance has.

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