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A hereditary form of hemolytic anemia resulting from a defective synthesis of hemoglobin: thalassemia major is the homozygous state accompanied by clinical illness, and thalassemia minor is the heterozygous state and may not have evident clinical manifestations. Also known as Mediterranean anemia.



(also thalassanemia), a familial hemolytic anemia, first detected in 1925 among inhabitants of the Mediterranean region. Thalassemia is caused by disturbances in hemoglobin synthesis.

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Akber Aga, Director Institute of Hematology, DUHS also spoke on the occasion and gave brief introduction about the Institute of Hematology and establishment of its Thalasaemia Awareness Program - Dow TAP and mentioned that the screening program will continue for three days at SMC followed by further 3 day at Dow Medical College, Dow International Medical College and the similarly in other colleges and universities of Pakistan to have eventually massive screening and awareness of the general public.
The conference is organized by Islamic International Medical College, a constituent institute of Riphah international University, in collaboration with the Thalasaemia Federation of Pakistan.
By: OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE, June 7 (THE NATION): As many as 60 Thalasaemia patients left for Murree from Thalasaemia Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore on Monday.