Thalassemia Situation in Pakistan

Thalassemia is a disease that affects all walks of life, irrespective of social status, cast, creed and religion. More than 10 Million people are “Carriers” of Thalassemia in Pakistan. Annually and almost 6,000 to 7,000 children are born with Thalassemia Major in Pakistan every year. This is mainly due to lack of awareness, knowledge and education regarding this disease. It’s just like an anaconda in a swamp that lies hidden from the sight till it pounces on its prey and then doesn’t let go.