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date: 01 March 2021

Introduction 316

Laboratory diagnosis 317

Sickling disorders 318

Thalassaemia syndromes 324

A comprehensive review of haemoglobin (Hb) disorders is beyond the scope of this book. However, some children with malignant disease will happen also to have a haemoglobinopathy. In some units, staff looking after paediatric oncology patients will provide cross-cover for services looking after sickle cell disease and other haemoglobinopathies. An overview of these conditions is therefore included....

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