Posted by: janya | June 12, 2008

Do you know Thalassemia?

I didn’t, until my brother told me about it few weeks back. “Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body is unable to make adequate hemoglobin”.

My brother told me about these kids suffering from Thalassemia. Survival of these kids depends upon regular blood transfusions and then to contain the iron content they need expensive medications. Kids who are supposed to play, are lying in bed with regular blood transfusions and continuous medical care. I believe they need a transfusion once in 2 weeks. Can you even imagine that?

Red Cross Blood Bank of Hyderabad provides free blood to these children. If you would like to help, please check this site for more details:

You can ask your relatives or friends in Hyderabad to collect money at work or via friends and donate. They can donate blood too.


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