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Bahrain to screen 6,000 children for blood disorders:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Bahrain is to begin its annual screening project of children aged between 25-16 for hereditary blood disorders. The project, which targets sufferers of sickle cell anaemia, beta thalassemia and Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency, is funded by the Bahrain Society for Hereditary Diseases to the tune of BD20,000 ($53,000) and organised in collaboration with the ministry of health. This is the sixth time that such a screening project has been undertaken in Bahrain and, on its completion in May 2004, a total of 36,000 children will have been tested.

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