Thalassemia

Patient : Hello I would like to ask you some questions for my scientific research, its about thalassemia. can you please consider it as an interview and mention your name with the answers? my first question would be: what is thalassemia? and how does it effect our body? is thalassemia dangerous? if yes does it cause death by the long term? how can we avoid being infected by this disease? are there any solution for this disease? are there any advices for both people with no ill and people infected? I would be thankful if you respond as soon as possible. thank you
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