Kidney issues may be common for people with thalassemia
Kidney disease is the 4th leading cause of illness (4%) in people with transfusion-dependent thalassemia.
Scientific study findings showed that 8% of adults with thalassemia had reduced kidney function.
Iron overload from regular blood transfusions can add additional stress and damage to the vital organs. The goal for people living with thalassemia is to get and stay ahead of progressive organ damage. Work with your healthcare team to make sure that your organ function is being monitored early in childhood and regularly in adulthood according to guidelines.