It is an inherited blood disorder widespread in the Mediterranean countries, Asia & Africa. “Inherited” means they are passed on from parents to children through genes. Thalassaemia causes the body to make fewer healthy red blood cells & less hemoglobin than normal. About 80-90 million people are carrying thalassaemia all over the world. Only 2 lakhs are alive & registered as receiving treatment.
Medicine Club & Bangladesh Thalassaemia Samiti jointly work on thalassaemia in Bangladesh. 8th May was international thalassaemia day. Every year,all of our units celebrate this day by organizing rally,seminar,symposium & other activities.