World Thalassemia Day 2017: Know the position of the disorder in India

World Thalassemia Day 2017: Know the position of the disorder in India

India, considered to be the capital of thalassaemia, sees some 10,000 children born with the condition every year.

May 08, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
Agra: Parents write to PM Narendra Modi seeking help for daughter suffering from thalassemia

Agra: Parents write to PM Narendra Modi seeking help for daughter suffering from thalassemia

The couple sought medical aid from the Prime Minister for their daughter, who is suffering from blood disorder disease, Thalassemia.

Mar 09, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Five reasons why is it important for you to donate blood!

Giving your blood could mean saves a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components.

Jun 13, 2016, 12:48 PM IST

Thalassemia: Five things you must know!

Thalassemia can also cause complications, including iron overload, bone deformities, and cardiovascular illness.

May 09, 2016, 10:17 AM IST

Muradabad: Thalassemic boy's passion for sports

Hailing from Muradabad, Kunal an 18 year old Paralytic Athlete suffers from a deadly disease, Thalassemia.

Jan 07, 2016, 22:25 PM IST
When 8-year-old Thalassemic boy became Hyderabad Police Commissioner

When 8-year-old Thalassemic boy became Hyderabad Police Commissioner

Roop Aurouna, from Telangana's Nalgonda district, has been suffering from Thalassemia, a life-threatening ailment.

Dec 16, 2015, 12:35 PM IST

Eight-year-old becomes police commissioner for a day

An eight-year-old boy who is suffering from Thalassemia on Tuesday got the charge of the Hyderabad Police Commissioner for a day.

Dec 15, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

IAF makes Thalassemia affected boy 'youngest honorary pilot'

 In a heartwarming gesture, the Indian Air Force made a 11 year-old boy suffering from Thalassemia the "youngest honorary pilot" for its Sulur-based squadron in Coimbatore, fulfilling his wish.

Jul 11, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

Govt working to curb Thalassemia seriously: Health minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant here said the state government has taken the issue of Thalassemia seriously and will continue to put all possible measures to contain the disease.

Jun 24, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

World Blood Donor Day: Save a life; give freely, give often!

Safe blood supplies are still a scarce commodity especially in developing countries despite about 92 million yearly blood donations worldwide!

Jun 14, 2015, 11:17 AM IST

World Thalassemia Day 2015: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

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World Thalassemia Day is celebrated on 8th of May every year around the world.

May 07, 2015, 22:43 PM IST

Reservation in jobs for thalassemic patients demanded

A public welfare trust has urged the Himachal Pradesh government to reserve seats in educational institutions and government jobs for thalassemic patients.

May 07, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Indian, Brazilian experts' method to treat thalassemia

Indian and Brazilian experts have devised a method to estimate iron build-up in thalassemia patients, which will aid in better management of the blood disorder.

Mar 01, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

10 thalassemic children in Pakistan get HIV due to transfusion

At least 10 Pakistani children suffering from thalassemia have tested positive for the HIV virus after allegedly receiving a transfusion of infected blood.

Dec 04, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

Only 2 percent more Indians donating blood will address shortage

Despite being a country with a population of 1.2 billion, India faces a blood shortage of 3 million units. The problem can be addressed if an additional two percent of Indians donated blood, health experts say.

Jun 13, 2014, 15:02 PM IST

World Thalassemia Day: How can it be prevented?

Do you know what Thalassemia is? It is a genetic blood disorder caused by the weakening and destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.

May 08, 2014, 19:19 PM IST

Delhi govt assures free blood transfusion to thalassemic child

The city government on Thursday assured the Delhi High Court that it will provide free blood transfusion to an eight-year-old child suffering from Thalassemia.

Dec 19, 2013, 21:04 PM IST

New Thalassemia testing kit launched

The Health Ministry Tuesday launched a new kit for detecting Thalassemia in order to meet the need for affordable and sensitive testing options for affected children.

Dec 18, 2013, 10:01 AM IST

New mutant gene discovery to help research

Chinese doctors have discovered and registered a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia, in a first of its kind advance worldwide that enriches the gene database to assist researchers find a cure for the genetic disease.

Nov 07, 2013, 18:53 PM IST

Awareness programme on umblical cord blood donations

With huge requirement of cord blood to carry out stem cell therapy on Cancer and Thalassemia affected children in India, a woman`s centre here today joined hands with a stem Cell Bank to create awareness on umbilical cord blood donations among families expecing a baby soon.

Jun 15, 2013, 21:13 PM IST