A Global TIF Survey on HBV and HCV infections in thalassaemia

Haemoglobinopathy/ Thalassaemia clinic/ Transfusion Centre (whichever is appropriate for your country):

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* 1. Haemoglobinopathy/ Thalassaemia clinic/ Transfusion Centre (whichever is appropriate for your country):

Is there a National Transfusion Service in your country?

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* 2. Is there a National Transfusion Service in your country?

Which authority is responsible for quality practices in blood banks?

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* 3. Which authority is responsible for quality practices in blood banks?

Are there national guidelines for all blood services in your country to follow?

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* 4. Are there national guidelines for all blood services in your country to follow?

Is there a national (across the country) programme for the prevention of viral hepatitis?

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* 5. Is there a national (across the country) programme for the prevention of viral hepatitis?

What number and proportion out of the total number of your thalassaemia patients are infected with:

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* 6. What number and proportion out of the total number of your thalassaemia patients are infected with:

The highest proportion of my thalassaemia patients are infected with:

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* 7. The highest proportion of my thalassaemia patients are infected with:

To date, the infected patients have received anti-viral treatment:

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* 8. To date, the infected patients have received anti-viral treatment:

To date, what proportion of the infected patients have received anti-viral treatment:

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* 9. To date, what proportion of the infected patients have received anti-viral treatment:

What are the criteria for providing antiviral treatment to infected thalassaemia patients in your country?

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* 10. What are the criteria for providing antiviral treatment to infected thalassaemia patients in your country?

Has your country revised/ upgraded the treatment protocols for HBV and HCV infections?

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* 11. Has your country revised/ upgraded the treatment protocols for HBV and HCV infections?

If yes, which drugs are registered and used in your country for HBV treatment?

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* 12. If yes, which drugs are registered and used in your country for HBV treatment?

If yes to question 9, which drugs are registered and used in your country for HCV treatment?

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* 13. If yes to question 9, which drugs are registered and used in your country for HCV treatment?

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