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World Thalassaemia Day 2023

World Thalassaemia Day 2023:

World Thalassaemia Day is celebrated on May 8, every year.

  • Thalassaemia is the name for a group of inherited conditions that affect a substance in the blood called haemoglobin.
  • People with thalassaemia produce either no or too little haemoglobin, which is used by red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body.
  • Thalassemia can cause anaemia, leaving you fatigued.
  • It mainly affects people of Mediterranean, south Asian, southeast Asian and Middle Eastern origin.
  • It is caused by faulty genes that affect the production of haemoglobin.
  • A child can only be born with thalassaemia if they inherit these faulty genes from both parents.
  • It’s also possible to be a “carrier” of thalassaemia, also known as having the thalassaemia trait.