International Thalassaemia Day, 8th May 2019 – Get Inspired, Get Involved!
The International Thalassaemia Day is observed annually on the 8th of May, in order to raise awareness of the disease and to ensure an improved quality of life to people with thalassemia all over the world.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder, the condition in which the body makes an inadequate amount of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is a protein present in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Thalassaemia is a disorder results in large numbers of red blood cells being destroyed. The symptoms of the conditions are fatigue, weakness, paleness and slow growth. Some moderate forms may not require heavy treatment, but the more severe forms may need blood transfusions or transplantation of donor stem-cell.
This year’s theme for thalassemia day by TIF – Thalassaemia International Federation is “Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients”. Join the awareness program and educate people near you about the disorder and save lives.