Thalassemia is a pandemic and leading disease in children in Pakistan. It is the most common genetically inherited blood disorder in Pakistan. That is to say, Pakistan has more than 10 million carriers and nearly 7000 infants are born with the disease yearly.
What is Thalassemia?
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which results in a lack of healthy blood cells. The severity of the disorder in some patients calls for frequent, sometimes daily and continuous, blood transfusions.
How is Thalassemia treated?
Depending on the type and severity of the case, treatments differ. Many cases require blood transfusions, surgeries to remove the spleen or gallbladder, bone marrow transplant, medications and supplements.
This campaign has been set up to help pay for Thalassemia patients’ expenses that have become a burden on them and their families. With your kind contributions, we will provide treatment access to low-income families who cannot afford to pay for the treatments, neither can they afford to lose their young kids. In addition, we will provide access to new therapies and patient participation programs. Your contributions will go towards patient treatments, hospital costs, lab and imaging costs, transportation costs for families who live in rural areas, desferal supplies, pumps, supplements and medications.
With your help and god’s will, these young kids will get a chance to fight their battle against Thalassemia. It is through your support that we are able to provide quality comprehensive care to Thalassemia patients. Whether it be $5 or $500, your kind donations are needed and appreciated. We need your support and help to save lives.
Many thanks to our supporters!