Thalassemia is a Preventable Blood Disorder

Thalassemic children have the same aspirations as any other child. All they want to do is play with their friends go to school and dream to be something big when they grow up. But what hinders their innocent goals is the fact that they are surrounded by needles when other children are surrounded by books and toys. Nature may have denied them what is rightfully their, but it is the lack of resources required for frequent blood transfusions and a dearth of quality blood that add to their misery.

 Even if doting parents manage to arrange blood for these children, their economic status may force them to discontinue treatment. Thus, many children from poor families die, and we do not even comprehend their loss.

What Is Thalassemia ?

Thalassemia is a type of anemia that is passed on genetically. At the moment, the only practical solution for survival of children with thalassemia is multiple and frequent blood transfusion throughout life. Such a child needs one unit of blood every two to three months. This requirement goes up to two units of blood every three to four weeks. Borivali blood centre in association with “Thallesemia and Bone marrow transplant centre of MCGM at borivali west is providing free blood bags to children suffering from thallasemia, children with hematological malignancy and those undergoing Bone marrow transplant” Only requirement is to carry the thallasemia card .

How Can YOU help?

  • Create awareness – The best way to lower the incidence of thalassemia is to increase awareness about the disease.
  • Perform a simple screening test to ascertain if you are a carrier – a blood test hamogram can be done on an automated Haematology Analyzer. A Confirmatory Test performing Haemoglobin Chromatography on Variant HPLC system confirms suspected cases.
  • Adopt a thalassemic child – Most thalassemics die unattended by the age of 3 to 4 years. Do not let an innocent child be deprived of the hope to live. All you need to do for saving a precious life is to contribute a small amount of money and adopt a thalassemic child.

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