Hemoglobinopathy is a group of disorders passed down through families (inherited) in which there is abnormal production or structure of the hemoglobin molecule.
Such disorders include hemoglobin C disease , hemoglobin S-C disease, sickle cell anemia , and various types of thalassemia .
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