KARACHI: Founder & Group Chairman Help Thalassemia Care Centre Syed Arif Ali on Wednesday said Thalassemia cases are on the rise in Pakistan; therefore, blood test must be carried out ahead of marriage to avoid the disease.
He shared these views while addressing a blood transfusion ceremony at Help Thalassemia Care Centre Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi. The event was organized by Help International Welfare Trust. Group President Aadil Ahmed Khan and Trustee Bashir Ahmed were also present on this occasion.
Thalassemia cases have been rising day by day in the country and efforts are underway to prevent children from this diseases. He said Thalassemia blood test is necessary before marriage to control the prevalence of disease.
About 14 thalassemia suffering children has been injected safe blood during the ceremony.