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WORLD THALASSEMIA DAY

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Peace Ogunjemilua

Created on 8 May 2022

The theme for this year's World Thalassemia day is ‘Be Aware.Share.Care: Working with the global community as one to improve thalassemia knowledge.’ Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that doesn’t let the body to create enough haemoglobin. The disease weakens and destroys the blood cells. There are two types of thalassemia, alpha and beta, along with Thalassemia minor, intermedia and major as its subcategories. The day is celebrated across the globe to honour the efforts of doctors, scientists and medical staff for improving the lives of people suffering from this disease.

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