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Milaap and CHILDS TRUST Hospital conduct awareness event on Thalassemia in Children

Milaap and CHILDS TRUST Hospital conduct awareness event on Thalassemia in Children

Milaap.org, India’s largest crowd funding platform and Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS trust Hospital, organised an event together to create awareness on Thalassemia in children.
Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder in which a person’s body cannot make enough red blood cells and requires blood transfusions every 3-4 weeks. 
Regular blood transfusions lead to iron overload that causes morbidity in the form of growth retardation, endocrine problems, cardiomyopathy, transfusion transmitted infections and osteoporosis.
To commemorate World Thalassemia Day, which is celebrated on May 8th every year, the event honoured the struggle of patients suffering from the disease. 
It brought together affected children and their families and well- known haematologists to speak about the condition, its traits, things to be mindful of, the journey to recovery and medical crowdfunding. 
It concluded with a delightful and engaging session of clowning and puppetry and magic show to help the children and their families heal through laughter.