Health Days 2020
World Thalassemia Day

​​Introduction:

World Thalassemia Day is celebrated every year on May 8th to commemorate Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease. 

Facts:
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes your body to have less hemoglobin than normal. Hemoglobin enables red blood cells to carry oxygen.
  • Thalassemia can cause anemia, leaving you fatigued.
  • Mild thalassemia may not need treatment.
  • More severe forms may require regular blood transfusions.
  • You can take steps to cope with fatigue, such as choosing a healthy diet and exercising regularly.​

Objectives:
  • Raising awareness on Thalassemia, its symptoms, and ways to live with it.
  • Raising awareness on the importance of consulting a doctor before marriage if a person has thalassemia.
  • Raising awareness on the importance of vaccinations for children's health, society and the whole world.
  • Redressing misconceptions about vaccinations.

Official Date:

Globally: May 8th, 2020.
Locally: Ramadan 15th, 1441H.



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