Maldivian Thalassaemia Society

Maldivian Thalassaemia Society

Trans Maldivian Airways is helping thalassaemic patients in the Maldives by providing them transfer services free of charge.

Maldivian Thalassaemia Society
Did you know that with eighteen percent of the population, the Maldives has the world’s highest incidence rate of thalassaemia? This inherited disorder affects the body’s ability to produce red blood cells, and, if left untreated, can be fatal. The treatment involves blood transfusions twice a month. About 50% of the Maldivian patients – many of them are children – receive blood transfusion treatment in the country’s only clinic specialized in thalassaemia located in the capital Male’. Many have to travel to Male’ for this treatment.

How we help
To alleviate some of the financial burden to the families of those with thalassaemia, Trans Maldivian Airways offers their services free of charge. A one-off registration with TMA and the submission of a request form with a one day notice, is all that is required for thalassaemia affected children and their parents to be flown to Male from the requested TMA destination free of charge. Trans Maldivian Airways has been providing a valuable and much appreciated service to the Maldives nationals making the lives of thalassaemia sufferers easier.

How you can help
Please visit the Maldivian Thalassaemia Society website for information on how you can help the local communities too.

Steps to register and making a booking

Step 1: Registration

At the very initial booking stage all thalassaemia patients are requested to provide the patient registration number provided by The Maldivian Thalassaemia Society along with the rest of the details (full name, permanent address and national ID number/passport number).

Contact person for registration:
Ibrahim Shifan, Manager Public Relations & Marketing – Contact: 7932061

Once this information is received, your permanent customer number will be generated. This customer number along with a full name needs to be provided each time a booking is made.

Step 2: Booking Seats

To book your seats on subsequent flights please contact us on one of the following contact numbers: 3348450, 3305234, 3348451, 3305233, send us a fax to 3315203 or an email to

For booking requests please leave your contact number with our reservations team and they will attend to you once flight and timings are finalized. At the time of booking, customer number and full name of thalassaemia patient and full name and ID of the guardian are to be provided. Free of charge seats for thalassaemia patients and their guardians are subject to availability.