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Table 2 Conservative estimate of treatment cost at Thalassemia Foundation Hospital, Bangladesh

From: Thalassemias in South Asia: clinical lessons learnt from Bangladesh

Requirements Cost (USD)
1–10 years 11–20 years 21–30 years
Blood Transfusion plus filter/month 32 (1 unit) 65 (2 units) 96 (3 units)
Iron chelation (Desferrioxamine/deferasirox) 65 (25 vials) 130 (50 vials) 195 (75 vials)
Hospital care 1 day/month 26 26 26
Lab tests/month 13 13 13
Total cost/month 136 234 330
Total cost/year 1632 2808 3960