Treatment

Treatment involves a combination of medicine and essential blood transfusions beginning in infancy and continuing on every 15-20 days indefinitely. Require monthly life-long blood transfusions (every 15 days) with attendant problems. Thus treatment is not an option for many where blood transfusions are not a logistical or financial possibility. A one-time Bone Marrow Transplantation is the only existing cure for Thalassemia; after which the child is cured and will go on to live an entirely normal and healthy life.

If left untreated, these children develop an enlarge spleen and liver, osteoporosis, abnormal facial structure, infections, heart problems, and often death before their tenth birthday.

Complications:

  • Iron overload
  • Infection
  • Bone Deformities
  • Enlarged Spleen
  • Retarded Growth
  • Heart Problems

Core objective of this project: No Child should die because of Thalassemia.

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