75/2009, with the aim of raising awareness among the public on how to avoid the spread of hereditary blood disorder
She added: "To avoid the birth of children infected with Thalassaemia as a result of inter-family marriages, instead of focusing on her dowry, women should ask men proposing to them, to get tested for inherited blood disorders
, and infectious/sexually transmitted diseases first.
Dr Wasim Khawaja from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) said that thalassaemia major is an inherited blood disorder
in which the affected children are unable to maintain hemoglobin (Hb) in the normal range.
The UAE Genetic Diseases Association said it will now target university students to make them aware of genetic blood disorders
ahead of time.
According to health experts, thalassaemia is a major health problem in Pakistan and is the most prevalent genetically transmitted blood disorder
with a carrier rate of 5-8%.
Dubai An Emirati couple is still trying to decide whether they should marry, if their union meant their child would have thalassaemia major as well as another genetic blood disorder
cell disease while 15 are born with Thalassemia, which proves the severity of this problem,a€Y stressed Thuraya bint Saif bin Sultan Al Hosni, vice-president of the Oman Hereditary Blood Disorder
According to one attending physician, West's rare blood disorder
had a mortality rate of 75 percent at the time.
exposure to a chemical used in manufacturing caused 87 episodes of a potentially serious blood disorder
Beta thalassemia is a hereditary blood disorder
that reduces the production of hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein in red blood cells which carries oxygen to cells throughout the body.