Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body is unable to make adequate hemoglobin. In our country (India) Thalassemia is very common and the main symptom of this disease is Blood Anemia. We have so far noticed nearly 300 to 350 patients of Thalassemia disease in Khammam district. The patients of Thalassemia can not produce Red Blood Cells in their body and they require frequent to repeated Blood Transfusion for every 15 to 20 days till the end of their life.
The major challenge is to arrange blood for these children for every 15 to 20 days after getting blood they have to use medicine to control the IRON levels these medicine are very costly they con't effort their financial back ground is very poor Because the Thalassemia children parents are not use Iron chelating tablets, they loss their children. Maintaining proper HB levels (minimum 8%) and also they need Saline washed packed cell blood in our district this facility is not available.
To over come these issues first our organization is conducting awareness camps and conducting awareness programs and importance of Blood donation, so that we can get the blood from the Youth and the society they will come to know about thalassemia and the importance of blood donation. We are also creating importance of HBA2 Test. Before marriage the couples should go for this test which will help us to reduce the born of Thalassemia children In the society.
By providing the Blood and Iron chelating tablets they will lead normal life. Their life span is enhanced There will be no more Thalassemia children In the society.