How are you? Since there is a genetic or hereditary nature of thalassemia minor, immediate family members including children may also be affected. Careful genetic counseling is recommended for parents in whom one parent has beta-thalassemia minor and the other parent has some form of beta-globin–related disease, such as sickle cell carrier. Talk to your partner regarding her complete medical history and discuss this with your doctor also. Take care and best regards.
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