The UAE Government provides free treatment for thalassaemia
Talking about Thalassaemia
, the organisers said: "Awareness about this disease is very low and events that take up the cause will ensure people go for pre-marital tests to avoid chances of children being born with Thalassaemia
Another 12- year- old, who was diagnosed with thalassaemia
at 10 months, tested positive for HIV when she was five years old.
Dr Maryam Matar, Executive Director of the UAE Genetic Diseases Association, said: C[pounds sterling]In line with the UAE federal government's vision to make the country free from Thalassaemia
by 2012, we welcome the support of the DIFC on the 'UAE Free of Thalassaemia
He urged every member of the society to promote awareness for pre-marriage thalassaemia
blood test for the sake of innocent lives to flourish.
At present, stem cell transplant is the only known cure for beta thalassaemia
Around 50 per cent of the newborns were diagnosed with alpha thalassaemia
and these ratios did not vary from another study conducted among school children in 1995 by the Ministry of Health.
Two years ago eight- year- old Thamirabharuni was cured of thalassaemia
after undergoing a similar procedure at Apollo Speciality Hospital in Chennai.
is an inherited disorder affecting the production of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen around the body, and thus causing anaemia.
Authors acknowledge the medical staff at the thalassaemia
research unit and laboratory of the Naresuan University Hospital, Thailand, for blood sample collection and technical assistance, and the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Naresuan University for financial support.
The study reporting this change in mortality in Cypriot thalassaemia
patients was reported in July 2006 in Haematologica.
The event, organised by Winson Green-based New Style Radio, raised nearly pounds 800 for the Handsworth-based Midland Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia