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Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Australia

Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Australia (TASCA) is a support and advocacy organisation for Australians living with genetic haemoglobin conditions. A not-for-profit organisation, TASCA is overseen by a voluntary management committee, and funded through donations and support from the Victorian Government.

Vision and mission

  • Support for research working towards elimination of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia
  • Care and support for patients and their families
  • Harm minimisation through education

How TASCA can help

TASCA serves an important role in providing advocacy for patients with thalassaemia, sickle cell disease and other related genetic haemoglobin conditions by:

  • Lobbying for funding to meet medical and other support needs
  • Ensuring patients receive the best hospital care
  • Ensuring individuals living with these conditions have a voice

School Presentations

TASCA offers a free genetics presentation to schools in Victoria and an online presentation to interstate schools’ Science and Biology classes. The presentation can be tailored as an introduction or revision of the relevant studies in Science and Biology.

Community Engagement

TASCA offers free community presentations and stalls.

Community engagement is a vital aspect of TASCA’s mission. Their goal is to inform the community about genetic haemoglobin conditions, carrier testing and the significance of blood donations.

Information lines / help lines

  • Call (03) 70155637 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Australia.

Last reviewed: May 2024

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