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UoS blood camp for thalassemia patients.

SARGODHA -- A large number of students, faculty and staff members here on Wednesday donated blood for thalassemia and haemophilia patients of Thalassemia Centre Sargodha in a camp at University of Sargodha (UoS).

The donation camp was jointly arranged by the Department of Social Work UoS and Thalassemia Centre Sargodha.

The Incharge Thalassemia Centre Sargodha Ghulam Mohammad said patients required blood transfusion almost after every 15 days, so a huge quantity of blood was always needed.

He appealed students to donate blood for ensuring a longer life for these children, while thanked the University administration and students for helping in setting up the camp.

The Field Officer Sargodha from Punjab Prevention Program Saqib Noman informed that thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body is unable to make adequate hemoglobin.

He informed about the Punjab Prevention Program for Thalassemia, adding that the incumbent government was striving hard to reduce birth of new B-Thalassemia major children in Punjab and burden of blood transfusion transmitted diseases like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS in the population.

The government was providing various facilities like genetic counselling, extended family and premarital screening and prenatal/CVS Testing so that entire family screened for thalassemia to find out whether there are any carrier members in the family who are able to transfer the mutated gene to their children, he added.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 7, 2019
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