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World Thalassemia Day Celebrations On 8th May 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance



World Thalassemia Day Celebrations On 8th May 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance

World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) is celebrated every year on 8th May to increase the awareness about the disease among common public and the importance of blood donation.

World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) also aims to help people suffering from the thalassemia and its complications in their daily life.

World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) theme 2019 is “Universal access to quality thalassemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for the patient”.

World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) is celebrated by organizing various activities and events in public places, schools, colleges, and other educational institutions to make it more effective. Patients and their families are encouraged to actively take part in the celebration to get all the knowledge about the thalassemia.

World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) was declared by the Thalassemia International Federation is a non-profit and nongovernmental organization having 108 member associations all over the world in 55 countries and officially has relation to the WHO and other major health-related agencies since 1996. 


Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in the blood in which the body produces abnormally low Red Blood Cells (RBCs) which are the protein carriers.

Thalassemia disease causes a number of complications such as bone deformities, heart palpitations, jaundice, and delayed puberty, among others. As the disease is inherited, it cannot be cured but can be managed or treated through blood transfusion and bone-marrow cell transplantation if diagnosed at the right time.

It is suggested to couples must get screened for Thalassemia before marriage.


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