IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON BLOOD TRANSFUSION DEPENDENT THALASSEMIA PATIENTS: INITIATIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Blood transfusion dependent patients of thalassemia major (close to 2 lakhs in India), who need blood transfusions every 15-20 days, are facing unprecedented challenges due to the current pandemic. From availability of blood in blood banks to availability of transportation and transfusion facilities, there are multiple challenges being faced by these patients in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Problems vary in kind, size and degree across the length and breadth of India. For instance, while Kolkata is seeing blood donations, blood transfusion facilities are posing a challenge. Delhi, on the other hand, is battling blood availability due to cancellation of blood donation camps. Many NGOs and individuals across India are trying to salvage these patients from the current situation.
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“To Protect the overall interests of Thalassemics and prevent Thalassemia.”
“To advocate for a Thalassemia Free India where all Thalassemics are cured or healthy.”
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