India faces a blood deficit of approximately 30-35 percent annually. The country needs around eight to ten million units of blood every year but manages a measly 5.5 million units. As per WHO standards, India’s demand for
Chennai, June 13: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa recently attended the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Adyar Cancer Institute and also announced a special grant of Rs 5 crore for a memorial building to be
May 8 was International Thalassemia Day.
Shimla-based public welfare trust Umang Foundation Wednesday asked the state government to include thalassemics in the category of disabled so that they could avail facilities being
May 8 is International Thalassemia Day.
Anshu Gupta, a school teacher, ensured her fiance got himself tested for thalassemia before tying the knot so that their children don't suffer from the hereditary blood disorder. Doctors
The Kerala state government proposed to extent its medical ‘Karunya’ scheme to more hospitals in the state to help patients suffering from chronic ailments, Kerala state Finance Minister MK Mani announced. A sum of Rs 110
In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old thalassemia patient was infected with HIV through alleged blood transfusion at a government hospital in Kerala’s Wayanad district. The girl’s father alleges that the she caught the
May 14 is World Thalassemia day.
While most of the children between the ages of six to ten years are busy playing and enjoying their childhood to the fullest; Amit Shankar (name changed) is lying on a hospital bed being
Out of the nearly 30,000 patients suffering from thalassemia, leukemia and multiple myeloma annually only 700 are able to get transplants. There is a severe crunch in bone marrow transplants in India, a doctor said on
The Haemophilia Federation India (HFI) Saturday submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee to include haemophilia and thalassemia in the category of benchmark disabilities in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
June 14 was World Blood Donor Day.
Every summer, 10-year-old Aditya's parents face a tough time trying to arrange two units of 'A negative' blood for their thalassemia-afflicted son as the student community, who constitute a
May 8th is World Thalassemia Day. We bring you information about the disease, its causes and prevention with help from Thalassemics India, a non-governmental organization working across the country, operating in close
With more than 10,000 thalassemic children being born in India every year, experts believe that the largely incurable blood disorder can be easily prevented through greater awareness.
May 8 is globally celebrated as