Thalassemia Awareness Program

Report on "Thalassemia Awareness Program"

Date: 24/05/2022
Venue: Sparta

The Department of MBA, KGI had organized an awareness session on the topic " THALASSEMIA" for the 1st year students on May 24th, 2022. The welcome speech was given by Ms. Spoorth, the host for the day. Thereafter, Dr.Sarita Iyer, Dean addressed the gathering and made them aware on Thalassemia issues and the importance of having a healthy life. Around 200 students and Faculty Members attended the Session. The session was all about awareness of Thalassemia.

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes your body to have less hemoglobin than normal. Hemoglobin enables red blood cells to carry oxygen which leads to fatigue, pale or yellowish skin, weakness, slow growth, abdominal swelling. Thalassemia is caused by mutations in the DNA of cells that make hemoglobin — the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body. And these mutations are passed down by the parents

Some may inherit thalassemia by birth or it may develop within two years of their life. For mild symptoms need not worry much about but extreme symptoms of thalassemia can be considered dangerous. Consulting a doctor for guidance would be better choice to prevent the disorder as well as it is must for the people who plan to have a child. Thalassemia prevention efforts, including health education and innovative strategies to raise the community's awareness and to improve its preventative practices. The awareness session was indeed very informative and educative.