Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Iqbal, owner of Kashif Iqbal Thalassaemia
Centre Karachi, announced to establish a model thalassaemia
centre in Abbottabad.
He urged every member of the society to promote awareness for pre-marriage thalassaemia
blood test for the sake of innocent lives to flourish.
However, the Thalassaemia
centres in Lyari General Hospital and Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad are still not operational.
Questionnaires were used to collect demographics and data about awareness, attitude and frequency of screening among the first degree relatives of a thalassaemia
The carrier status of thalassaemia
trait is about 10pc in Bangladesh, meaning there are about 16 million carriers, but presumably less than 1 percent of the population is aware of it,' he said.
Addressing a Seminar titled Transfusion issues in Thalassaemia
Management in Pakistan, he said
6pc and for students screening was 1pc, β- thalassaemia
incidence was 0.
On the occasion, General Manager Mohammad Azam Soomro, Divisional Engineer, Khairpur Zulifqar Suhag, SDO Abdul Waheed Bhatti and other officials donated their blood which would be used to save lives of the patients suffering from the fatal disease as well thalassaemia
Islamabad: Pakistan's provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is spearheading the fight against thalassaemia
and hepatitis and has announced the screening of would-be couples to prevent spread of the blood-borne diseases.
In an announcement to mark World Thalassaemia
Day on Monday, May 8 the group highlighted Cyprus' role as a pioneer in measures to contain and treat the potentially fatal condition, but warned it needed to reassess its national strategy to stay ahead.
The inherited disorders of Haemoglobin are the most common single gene disorders, which includes sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia
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We reported a case of HE with associated beta thalassaemia
trait due to its rarity and severe presentation.
In the early 1980s a study was undertaken at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa (SA), to assess the frequency with which a low red cell mean corpuscular volume (MCV) was associated with the presence of thalassaemia
or an abnormal haemoglobin.
5 As reported by Thalassaemia
International Federation, only 200,000 patients with thalassaemia
major are registered receiving regular treatment all over the world.