Let's Save Our Children From Thalassemea

“Thallassaemia” is a genetically inherited, non-curable, but easily preventable disease. It is a heterogeneous group of genetic disorder, where the normal haemoglobin in a patient is partially or completely suppressed and necessitates blood transfusions approximately at monthly intervals. The disease is usually diagnosed in the first two years of a child. The history of the disease disclose that the Malaria epidemic which had spread through the district in the past decades caused thousands of lives to be lost, and the patients who survived were found to be transmitters of a ‘gene’ that caused ‘Thallassaemia’.

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