Thalassemia Federation organizes sports gala

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KARACHI: Pakistan Thalassaemia Federation Sindh (PTFS) organized a sports gala for children suffering from thalassemia and their families at the PAF Museum here on Monday.

A large number children suffering from thalassemia attended the sports gala and also participated in different games.

PTFS President Muhammad Iqbal expressed pleasure that a big number thalassemia suffering children and their families attended the sports gala.

He said such activities bring positive changes in thalassemia patients and such events should be organized on regular basis.

He said thalassemia test before marriage is mandatory for every couple as it can prevent the parents to have babies with thalassemia disease.

He informed that more than 6,000 children are born with a severe form of the thalassemia disease every year.

He appealed the citizens to donate blood at least once a year to donate to thalassemia patients.