World Thalassemia Day 2024 – International Thalassemia Day 2024: Awareness and Prevention

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World Thalassemia Day 2024 in Hindi

International Thalassemia Day is celebrated every year on 8 May. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the genetic blood disorder called Thalassemia and showing support towards people suffering from it.

What is Thalassemia?

Thalassemia is a blood disorder that affects the production of hemoglobin in the body. Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells that helps carry oxygen throughout the body. People with thalassemia have a deficient or defective form of hemoglobin, which can result in fatigue, paleness, and serious health problems.

Types of Thalassemia:

There are two main types of thalassemia:

  • Thalassemia minor: This is a mild form of thalassemia. People with thalassemia minor usually do not experience symptoms, but they can inherit the gene to their children.
  • Thalassemia major: This is a severe form of thalassemia. People with thalassemia major require regular blood transfusions and other treatments.

Symptoms of Thalassemia:

Symptoms of thalassemia can range from mild to severe. Some common symptoms include:

  • Tiredness
  • yellowness
  • Shortness of breath
  • slow growth
  • frequent infections
  • large spleen and liver

Diagnosis and treatment of Thalassemia:

Thalassemia is usually diagnosed by a blood test at birth or in childhood. Treatment depends on the type and severity of thalassemia. People with thalassemia major require regular blood transfusions, iron therapy, and other supportive care.

Thalassemia prevention:

Thalassemia is a genetic disorder, so it cannot be completely prevented. However, its risk can be reduced through gene carrier testing and prenatal diagnosis. If you are a carrier of thalassemia, it is important to talk to your doctor before conceiving.

Theme of International Thalassemia Day 2024:

Be aware, share, care: strengthening education to bridge the thalassemia care gap.

“Empowering Lives, Embracing Progress: Ensuring Fair and Accessible Thalassaemia Treatment for Everyone”

This year's theme highlights the importance of raising awareness about Thalassemia and providing better care for people suffering from this disease.

Let us all commit together on International Thalassemia Day 2024 to spread awareness about Thalassemia and improve the lives of people suffering from this disease.

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