Donate Blood For Thalassemia Patients Today
Donate Blood For Thalassemia Patients Today: World Thalassemia Day is celebrated every year throughout the world. On the 8th of May, World Thalassemia Day was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to raise the public awareness about this disease, prevention measures and steps to avoid its transmission.
The theme for the day this year is “Thalassemia past, present and future: Documenting progress and patient’s needs worldwide”.
What is Thalassemia Disease?
- Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
The disorder results in excessive demolition of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your body does not have enough healthy red blood cells.
Over 60,000 children are suffering from thalassemia every year and we need to take serious measures to address this issue by educating masses about the causes and prevention of this disease, which is the best possible way to avoid it.
Today on World Thalassemia Day it is urged to play key role in creating awareness about thalassemia disease among citizens and convince them to donate blood which is the only life line and ray of hope for the survival of patients suffering from this disease.
The life of Thalassemia patients depends on blood transfusion, which cannot be made in any laboratory, but can be acquired from other persons.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder, which can be avoided by taking very simple pathology tests, but lack of awareness is hindering cure of this disease.
Treatment of this disease is expensive than the diagnose so its better if people can get the test done at the earlier stage.
As per health experts, blood transfusion is the only treatment for thalassemia patients but constant blood transfusion cause many other diseases. So when you are donating blood make sure it is hygienic and safe to stay away from any physical infection into yourself and the patient.
But do donate blood today that may help save a life of a single human being around you. Look out for medical camps in schools, colleges, private clinics and hospitals.
To mark the World Thalassemia Day, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) invited children suffering from Thalassemia to visit its bases at Sargodha and Lahore.
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