if anyone would like to throw me a party... Actually, i'll be the one throwing it, but LOVE these colors! - A chic spin on an "over the hill" party. Give some pink and gold to the old black and white!
Alpha thals most common in southeast asia. The alpha 1 gene (--/) is only present in Asians. If both mom and dad are carrying it (both have trait) baby could have Hb Barts and die in utero. The alpha 2 gene (-a/) is in AA mostly. In patients with alpha thal trait (missing 2 total), there is normal A and A2 bands (no increase). In the absence of IDA, this is c/w alpha thal trait, which unlike beta thal, is present at birth.