THALASSEMIA IS A BLOOD DISORDER THAT AFFECTS ROUGHLY ONE IN 100,000 PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, SLOWLY STARVING THE INDIVIDUAL OF OXYGEN
It is a heredity condition that causes young children to appear pale and low in energy. Without treatment, the children who suffer from thalassemia will be lucky to reach the age of five.
Many children living in poverty lack access to life-saving treatment and are forced to face already inhumane conditions in ill health. Their lives are cruelly snatched away before ever truly being given a chance to begin – that has got to change. We simply cannot stand by and allow this to happen any longer.
With blood transfusions, however, these children can have a relatively normal childhood and can expect to live a long life into adulthood. We have a solution to this problem now, so why wait?