Alfred Papuciu – a self-taught “professor of thalassaemia”
E shtune, 30.04.2011, 06:51 PM
Jean Philippe & Alfred Papuciu
Alfred Papuciu has kept a thalassaemia diary since 1981, when he first learned about the disorder. Over the years, he noted down everything he learned, and now he has decided to share his reflections in a book provisionally entitled Hope for the Near Future.
Alfred Papuciu’s first contact with thalassaemia was through the Cooley’s anemia Foundation, and from them he learned about the existence of a federation based in
promoted the worldwide struggle against thalassaemia. This, of course, was TIF. He recalls: “Mr. Panos Englezos, the President of TIF, received me in
would like to express all my gratitude to him for encouraging me to continue our common struggle against thalassaemia.”
Through the years, Alfred has read so much about thalassaemia and its treatment that he now refers to himself as a “self-taught professor” on the subject. He is familiar with the latest developments, and regularly reads scientific articles and books, including ones covering complex topics such as bone marrow transplantation. He has published many books himself,
in which he sometimes has written about thalassaemia, TIF and CAF. Through his latest project, he wants to express his thanks to all the people he has met over the years. “In the near
future I will begin the story... the diary of a simple man – professor of the French language, cultural mediator, translator and journalist – about his involvement with thalassaemia since
Alfred Papuciu with TIF’s President and Board Members and with Prof. Jean-Philippe Assal
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