is a disorder of the blood form the body’s failure to form normal Hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells with the primary function of delivering oxygen to all organs of the body. The disease is passed from parents to children can cause damage to red blood cells, causing anemia.
The most severe type of thalassemia is alpha thalassemia major and usually babies who suffer from this disease will die while in the womb. Children born with thalassemia major who will be born normally but suffer from severe anemia in the first year of life.
Treatment of thalassemia major usually with regular blood transfusions ( Rs 2,000/- per month ) plus medications and folic acid supplementation. When on a blood transfusion, patients are prohibited from taking iron supplements because if it is done there will be a buildup of iron in the body and this is very dangerous. Patients who regularly receive blood transfusions will be done chelation therapy ( Rs 5,000/- per month) to remove excess iron in the body. Bone marrow transplantation is also useful for treating this disease especially in young children.
How you can help:
Every child with Thalassemia needs almost Rs 10,000/- per month and any amount you donate will go towards reducing the burden on the parents of such children, who can barely afford it.Your donation is important!