Hello Jimz Biling,
Thalassemia is blood disease in which the the haemoglobin
present in the Red Blood Cells(RBC
) is altered resulting in defective oxygen
carrying capacity of the RBC.
There are 2 types. Alpha Thalassemia
and Beta Thalassemia
Most of the times people have Beta Thalassemia.
Again in B thalassemia there are 3 types: Major, Minor and Carrier.
Ask the girl you want to marry if she is minor or carrier.
If she is a carrier and you are not having Thalassemia, there should not be any problem if you marry her. But remember some or your children might be carriers who can lead a near normal life. Hope this has helped you. Regards, Dr.Ismail