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If a thalassemia major patient married a normal guy, will the thalassemia be passed down?

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In brief: If the partner...

...Has thalassemia trait or another hemoglobin disease, the child can be anemic.
Otherwise the child will probably have thalassemia trait or thalassemia minor - not actually sick, but capable of having affected children with another carrier.

In brief: If the partner...

...Has thalassemia trait or another hemoglobin disease, the child can be anemic.
Otherwise the child will probably have thalassemia trait or thalassemia minor - not actually sick, but capable of having affected children with another carrier.
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