Born with thalassemia, Julia Tang has been cured through bone marrow transplantation.  Not everyone can benefit from treatments like these – yet.  But CAF is making sure that advances continue so that all patients will one day be cured.

The support of people like you makes these advances like these possible.  Thank you!

Robert Mannino has been getting blood transfusions since he was six months old.  But that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his dream.  Read about this Georgia Tech student (and thalassemia patient)’s use of research to find a better way.

Alyssa Altieri says, without a doubt, that her mom, Sandy is her best friend. Since Alyssa was diagnosed with thalassemia at just five months old, Sandy has been there for her every day.

The Turchi family has been through a lot together since little Gabriella was diagnosed with thalassemia, and the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation continues to play an almost-daily role in their lives.

Welcome to the Cooley's Anemia Foundation Website


The Cooley's Anemia Foundation is dedicated to serving people afflicted with various forms of thalassemia, most notably the major form of this genetic blood disease, Cooley's anemia/thalassemia major.

Our mission is advancing the treatment and cure for this fatal blood disease, enhancing the quality of life of patients and educating the medical profession, trait carriers and the public about Cooley's anemia/thalassemia major.


Thalassemia Spotlights