Sure about your life partner... Are you sure about Thalassemia?
India has an estimated 4 crore thalassemic carriers, translating to 1 in everyMatching horoscopes is a common feature of all wedding preparations to see whether
An estimated 10,000 children are born with Thalassemia every year
About 80-90% of these Thalassemic infants die either undiagnosed or because
of lack of proper treatment
there are any obstacles for a successful married life. However, if we consider checking
blood just as importantly, we will go a long way in preventing obstacles like
Shaadi.com has joined hands with The Foundation for Blood Ailments (FBA) to
create awareness about Thalassemia, and help prevent it, since there is no real cure
for this ailment. FBA is an organization dedicated to fighting blood disorders through
the dissemination of knowledge.
Thalassemia is a genetic defect that affects the haemoglobin in the red blood cells
of the body. In healthy individuals, haemoglobin carries oxygen to the various
organs and parts of the body, allowing them to breathe. However, in the case of a
Thalassemic person, the haemoglobin is incapable of fulfilling its function, leading
to a short-life span of the red blood cell.
There are three main types of Thalassemia - Minor, Intermedia & Major. Thalassemia
Minor is not apparently visible - and for a child to be a Thalassemia Major, both
parents have to necessarily be Thalassemia Minors.
A Thalassemia Major is born when BOTH the parents are Thalassemia Minors.
Thalassemia cannot be contracted in any other way, not through - food, water,
This is completely dependent on the Thalassemic condition of the parents.
Follow a simple two-step process: