World Thalassaemia Day. 6 May 2024 Editorial

World Thalasesemia Day
Thalassemia is a blood disorder involving lower-than-normal amounts of an oxygen-carrying protein.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by less oxygen-carrying protein (hemoglobin) and fewer red blood cells in the body than normal.
Thalassaemia Day is an important day.It is observed on May 8 to spread awareness about thalassaemia being a blood disorder, myths related to the disease, and to help the patients lead a normal life. The day also deals with the social stigma attached to the lives of individuals who are suffering from and living with this disease. The efforts of doctors and medical professionals are also honoured on this day for helping patients and bringing advancements.
The day is observed to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease. This day is a commemoration day in honour of all patients suffering from thalassaemia and their parents who have never lost hope for life, despite the burden of their disease and also to all scientists who are doing hard work with dedication and trying to provide improved quality of life to people with thalassaemia across the globe.
1994, Panos Englezos, President and Founder of the Thalassemia International Federation, established World Thalassaemia Day in memory of his son George and other Thalassaemia patients who displayed great courage in their battle against the disease. Since then, May 8 has been dedicated to commemorating World Thalassaemia Day each year.
It is opined that raising awareness about Thalassaemia on World Thalassaemia Day, we aim to promote understanding, support affected individuals and families, and encourage advancements in treatment and care for this condition.
We also in Kashmir need to take a key outlook of the Thalassaemia disease and its outlook in our region.