Blood Donation for Thalassemic Patients

blood-for-life.jpgA blood camp is being set up in Gulshan-e-Iqbal for Thalassemic patients organized by the Thalassemia Foundation

DATE: Saturday 26th April
TIME: 3:00pm to 12:00am Midnight
LOCATION: Mynmar Drive, Rashid Minhas Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block-10, Opposite Aladdin Water Park

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to produce less hemoglobin. Hemoglobin helps red blood cells spread oxygen all through your body. Low levels of hemoglobin may cause anemia, an illness that makes you feel weak and tired. Severe cases of anemia may damage organs and result in death.. Patients afflicted with this disease are dependent on blood transfusion throughout life and hence its important to schedule these blood donation centers to replenish the shortage. Which is why blood donation centers are setup.

Blood donation is a generally a healthy exercise for everyone to be done as frequent as every 8 weeks. If you are in good medical condition being at least 17 yrs old & weighing approximately 110 lbs then you care fit to donate blood, Step up for this noble cause, it is also considered as a Sadka Jaria

Read the Flyer HERE or download the MAP to the Blood Camp HERE

5 Comments so far

  1. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on April 24th, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

    One teenage thalassemic needs 24 pints of blood each year and adult needs double the quantity. These days there is some serious shortage of -ve group donors (O-ve,A-ve,B-ve and AB-ve). With every passing day, number of thalassemics is increasing, along with the overall blood requirement. Camps like these are very much required and most importantly a positive response from people.


  2. mvohras on April 24th, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

    Hi,
    I read somewhere most blood camps doesn’t practice blood testing like HIV so please make sure before donoting bloods. Its one of the reason why HIV is on high in pakistan.

    Take care yourself


  3. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 24th, 2008 @ 4:30 pm

    doctor saab kindly update twitter Karachi as well.


  4. shoaib on April 24th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

    I will miss this opporunity as i am away for a while. Good work Awab, this is sawab-e-jaria.


  5. asifbiz on April 25th, 2008 @ 12:26 am

    currently there are very few centers for Transfusion of Thalassemic patience in Karachi and in sindh in general.

    One that i know of is being run by the fatmid foundation near nistar park, soldier bazar.

    One of its problems is its location. Where ever our elites whims is broken and the city goes into chaos access to the center practically becomes impossible.

    From what i have seen the place could use a face lift itself.

    And there desperately needs to alternate centers around the city. Also there needs to advocay of associated deceases that is caused as result of various complecation due to Thalesemia.

    Also such children tend to leave school. As the get tired and emotionallyh very weak very fast. May be just be something could be done about that.



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