The Greek Thalassaemia Federation was founded in 1991 and it is the secondary organization of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell patients. It has under its umbrella the 25 local thalassaemia associations of our country and represents 5.000 patients and their families. It is a member of the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) and the National Confederation of People with Disabilities (E.S.A.Me.A.).
The Greek Thalassaemia Federation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization and its main purpose is the improvement of the provided healthcare to patients, the increase of job opportunities and also their social integration, setting aside any barriers. Also between its main goals is achieving solidarity and coordination of actions between the different associations – members across the country in order to fight the best way possible against Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia.