News Release

April 3, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Exploring Common Blood Disorders

Free Discovery Series Program at UConn Health Center April 21

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Experts from the Lea’s Foundation Center for Hematologic Disorders at the University of Connecticut Health Center will discuss new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of common blood disorders at a free Discovery Series program Tuesday, April 21.

The program starts at 7 p.m. in the UConn Health Center’s Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232, or register online at

Drs. Robert Bona, medical director of the Lea’s Foundation Center for Hematologic Disorders, and Biree Andemariam, a blood disorders specialist, will address the symptoms of anemia, a condition that affects about 3.5 million Americans; sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder; and bleeding and clotting disorders.

More information about the Lea’s Foundation Center for Hematologic Disorders is available at

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