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Free HLA typing at Hue Central Hospital, Vietnam

Hue Central Hospital in Vietnam has taken a significant step forward in the fight against thalassemia by offering free HLA typing services. This test is made possible by the DKMS Group, Tubingen - Germany and Cure2Children, Florence - Italy. Thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder, requires precise matching of tissue types for successful bone marrow transplants, making HLA typing crucial. However, the high cost of this procedure often limits access to treatment for many patients.

By providing free HLA typing, Hue Central Hospital is breaking down financial barriers and ensuring that more individuals affected by thalassemia can receive potentially life-saving treatments. This initiative not only improves access to care but also underscores the hospital's commitment to serving its community.

Furthermore, this program aligns with broader efforts to enhance healthcare accessibility and quality in Vietnam, addressing not only the symptoms but also the root causes of health disparities. With free HLA typing, Hue Central Hospital is offering hope and a pathway to a better quality of life for individuals battling thalassemia.