World Thalassemia Day 2020 - 8 May - On Social Media #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke Campaign is Running to Raise Funds Celebrities are Supporting Them - Know All About Thalassemia Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

World Thalassemia Day 2020 – 8 May – On Social Media #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke Campaign is Running to Raise Funds Celebrities are Supporting Them – Know All About Thalassemia Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

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World Thalassaemia Day is observed on every 8th of May. This day tries to create awareness about the disease and help thalassaemia patients lead a normal life despite the burden of the disease. Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders characterized by decreased hemoglobin production. Symptoms depend on the type and can vary from none to severe. Often there is mild to severe anemia (low red blood cells or hemoglobin). Anemia can result in feeling tired and pale skin. There may also be bone problems, an enlarged spleen, yellowish skin, and dark urine. Slow growth may occur in children.

World Thalassemia Day 2020 - 8 May - On Social Media #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke Campaign is Running to Raise Funds Celebrities are Supporting Them - Know All About Thalassemia Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, World Thalassaemia Day 2020 will be celebrated through different online activities. The theme for the International Thalassaemia Day 2020 is – ‘The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia’ which states that it is time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients.

Today on 8th May, World Thalassemia Day 2020, The Wishing Factory have launched the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke challenge to help raise funds for patients who have lost their savings during the lockdown and cannot afford their next transfusion. They need these transfusions every 2-4 weeks to slow down the deadly effects of Thalassemia Major. While the blood bags are provided free, they still need upto INR 5000 each month for other crucial expenses related to the transfusion.
You can help by posting your ‘ulta’ picture and challenge 3 friends to do the same. To donate, simply click on the link in our bio. Your donations will be matched by Zydus Healthcare Ltd, multiplying the impact you can make! Together, we can support 100 patients’ transfusions for the next 6 months.

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Celebrities Post on Campaign #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke

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Blood bags are turned ‘ulta’ to help Thalassemia Major patients stay alive. So, today on World Thalassemia Day, I’m going 'ulta' to support the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke campaign Today on 8th May, World Thalassemia Day, I am taking this challenge to create awareness about Thalassemia Warriors. These Warriors are fighting a blood disorder, that if not dealt with through professional medical help, can reduce life expectancy, impact physical growth and create bone deformities. These patients need blood transfusions every 2-4 weeks to slow down the deadly effects of Thalassemia Major. You can help create awareness by posting your ‘ulta’ picture and challenging friends to do the same. Be a part of the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke campaign. Visit https://thewishingfactory.org/ to learn more. @thewishingfactory @kettoindia #WorldThalessimiaDay #BloodTransfusion #TogetherForEachOther

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Thank you @aslisona for tagging me … I woke up late but was going to do this for sure 😊 Are you wondering why my picture is ‘ulta’? It’s to raise money for blood transfusions, where blood bags are turned ‘ulta’ to help Thalassemia Major patients stay alive.” Today on 8th May, World Thalassemia Day, I am taking the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke challenge to raise funds for patients who have lost their savings during the lockdown and cannot afford their next transfusion. They need transfusions every 2-4 weeks to slow down the deadly effects of Thalassemia Major. While the blood bags are provided free, they still need upto INR 5,000 each month for other crucial expenses. You can help by posting your ‘ulta’ picture and challenging 3 friends to do the same. To donate simply click on the link in @thewishingfactory bio. Your donations will be matched by Zydus Healthcare Ltd, multiplying the impact you can make! Together, we can help the NGO – The Wishing Factory – support 100 patients transfusions for the next 6 months. I invite @fukravarun @aparshakti_khurana @tahirakashyap @mudassar_as_is @saqibsaleem to post their ‘ulta’ image, be part of the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke campaign and to donate to the campaign.

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Thank you @kunalkkapoor for inviting me to join this campaign. Blood bags are turned ‘ulta’ to help Thalassemia Major patients stay alive. So, today on World Thalassemia Day, I’m going 'ulta' to support the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke campaign Today on 8th May, World Thalassemia Day, I am taking this challenge to create awareness about Thalassemia Warriors. These Warriors are fighting a blood disorder, that if not dealt with through professional medical help, can reduce life expectancy, impact physical growth and create bone deformities. These patients need blood transfusions every 2-4 weeks to slow down the deadly effects of Thalassemia Major. You can help create awareness by posting your ‘ulta’ picture and challenging 3 friends to do the same. I invite @geneliad @mushtaqshiekh @boman_irani @ashishchowdhryofficial to post their ‘ulta’ image, be part of the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke campaign. Visit https://thewishingfactory.org/ to learn more. @thewishingfactory @ketto #WorldThalessimiaDay #BloodTransfusion #TogetherForEachOther

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Wondering why my picture is ‘ulta’? Because blood bags are turned ‘ulta’ to help Thalassemia Major patients stay alive and we are going to raise funds for them during these uncertain times! Today on 8th May, World Thalassemia Day, I am taking the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke challenge to raise funds for patients who have lost their savings during the lockdown and cannot afford their next transfusion. They need transfusions every 2-4 weeks to slow down the deadly effects of Thalassemia Major. While the blood bags are provided free, they still need upto INR 5,000 each month for other crucial expenses. You can help by posting your ‘ulta’ picture and challenging 3 friends to do the same. To donate simply click on the link in @thewishingfactory bio. Your donations will be matched by Zydus Healthcare Ltd, multiplying the impact you can make! Together, we can help the NGO – The Wishing Factory – support 100 patients transfusions for the next 6 months. I invite @iamhumaq, @fukravarun and @jacquelinef143 to post their ‘ulta’ image, be part of the #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke campaign, donate and encourage more people to donate for this cause.

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What is thalassaemia?

Thalassaemia is a blood disorder in which your body has less hemoglobin than normal. This disorder is passed down through families. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Patients with thalassaemia suffer from anemia due to low levels of hemoglobin.

World Thalassemia Day 2020 - 8 May - On Social Media #UltaHokeThalassemiaRoke Campaign is Running to Raise Funds Celebrities are Supporting Them - Know All About Thalassemia Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Symptoms of Thalassaemia

The symptoms of thalassaemia may vary according to the type and severity of the disease. Some common symptoms may include-

  • Weakness
  • Pale skin
  • Bone deformities
  • Dark urine
  • Constant fatigue
  • Slow growth
  • Abdominal swelling

Causes of Thalassaemia

Thalassaemia is genetic. You get it from your parents. Now, tests are conducted before the birth of the child to take the necessary steps from an early stage. This disease cannot be prevented since it is genetic.

Treatment of Thalassaemia

Mild thalassaemia may not require treatment but people with severe thalassaemia require regular blood transfusions to cope with the condition. Medicines and supplements are also required for a normal life.

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