Health Desk--08 May, 2018: The World Thalassemia Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Tuesday to create awareness about the deadly disease and the importance of blood donation.
The theme of this year’s day is: “Thalassemia past, present and future: Documenting progress and patients' needs worldwide”.
Different organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day. Bangladesh Thalassemia Foundation brought out a rally from the Jatiya Press Club and held a seminar at the Cirdap Auditorium in the city on Monday morning. It will also arrange a scientific workshop on iron chelation on Tuesday.
Mentionable, thalassemia is an autosomal recessive blood disorders which gets inherited from parents to the children through genes.