LFHC Fights Blood Disorders at Thalassemia Clinic

Thalassemia is a serious problem in northern Laos and until now hasn’t been a focus of the country’s health care system. Friends Without A Border opened the Thalassemia Clinic at LFHC to specifically treat this blood disorder. Children with thalassemia become quite anemic and suffer debilitating effects.

The clinic offers specialized blood testing, an optimized transfusion regime, a chelation (iron removal) program and, perhaps most importantly, support and education for the families of our patients.