- Thalassemia Awareness Seminar and Blood Donation Camp – Press Release
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Thalassemia Awareness Seminar and Blood Donation Camp
Institute of Administrative Sciences, in collaboration with Fatimid Foundation arranged an awareness seminar aimed at spreading awareness regarding a widespread genetic blood disorder, Thalassemia in Pakistani society. According to an estimate around 5,000 children in Pakistan are diagnosed with Thalassemia every year. In the absence of a permanent cure, they need blood transfusion on regular basis.
Dr. Shahid Pervaiz from Fatimid Foundation delivered an inspiring talk to the students and highlighted the causes and major symptoms of thalassemia. He briefed that although incurable, yet this disorder could be prevented by undergoing certain tests of individuals before their marriage to ascertain the genes they carry with respect to thalassemia. He also explained that since thalassemia patients require constant blood transfusion throughout their life, it is the civic and social duty of healthy people to donate blood on regular intervals of three to six months to overcome the pressing requirement. Blood donation is a magnanimous act and it doesn’t harm one’s health in any way. Infact, according to medical science, it further purifies one’s body from extra blood that body is producing. Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen – Dean Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences and Director Institute of Administrative Sciences, Mr. Mubeen Khalid – Faculty member and large number of students attended the seminar. Prof. Jabeen presented a note of thanks to Dr. Shahid Pervaiz for sensitizing the youth on an important aspect of blood donation
The seminar was followed by a day long blood donation camp that was arranged and was supported by members of IAS student-lead blood society: Life Saving Cause (LSC) under supervision of External Linkages team. Students from IAS and neighboring departments showed keen interest in blood donation that resulted in collection of more than 60 blood bags in quite a few hours.