HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 cc610-1W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what provision is made for those suffering from thalassaemia.

Mr. Stewart

Thalassaemia can be detected by pre-natal tests, and the Scottish Molecular Genetics Consortium offers such a service. Individuals suffering from thalassaemia major are treated mainly by blood transfusion coupled with iron-reducing drugs.

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