University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Southeast Asian Genetics Program. 1987. Thalassemia. Orange, CA: University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Southeast Asian Genetics Program, 1 videotape.
Annotation: This videotape gives an overview of thalassemia's symptoms, why a person gets it, and treatment. It describes how blood normally works, and thalassemia's inadequate red blood cells. Early detection and treatment can control its effects, such as decreased bone growth. Human development from conception, and the dominant/recessive gene pattern are explained. It describes the benefits of genetic testing of parents and prenatal testing, and the test for thalassemia in the child. The narration is stilted. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: University of California, Irvine, Southeast Asian Genetics Program, Building 29A, Second Floor, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92668, Telephone: (714) 634-6966 Price unknown.
Keywords: Asian Americans, Audiovisual materials, Patient education materials, Thalassemia, Videotapes