Thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder, a disorder which people are least aware of; which can be prevented from becoming a disease for some new born child
Taking a step forward in saving our future generations, the Interact Club of Arvind Gupta Centenary Public School ,Model Town organized an awareness workshop on THALASSEMIA on 27 December 2017 in the school premises for spreading smiles and lighting up the world by making parents & students aware of the disease. The Talk was delivered by a social activist at heart, Voluntary Motivator, District Chairperson, Thalassemia Awareness, Rotary Blood Bank Committee, and a qualified Orthoptist, Dr. TEJINDER SINGH The keynote speaker Dr. TEJINDER SINGH was welcomed by Dr Saroj Khanna ,President RCDM . The talk was also attended by Rtn Anil Rai & Rtn Nirbhay Narula.Session 1
Session one was conduct for parents ,it was an interactive session where Dr Tejinder first asked and then told about Thalassemia, Dr Singh said that if two persons with genes of Thalassemia minor marry then there is 25 per cent of chance that the children out of this marriage would be patients of Thalassemia major. Thalassemia major is marked by severe anaemia and the patient need regular blood transfusion to survive. She said that people need to be educated about the disease and its propagation pattern and the blood matching should be made a practice before marriages.To make her point more clear a movie “KAASH”on the subject was shown to the parents.
Session 2
Today”s students are tomorrow’s parent ,with this view in mind the same awareness talk was organized for the students of classes 9,10 &11.The talk started with a question session to check students awareness of Thalassemia ,it was alarming to know that hardly 1or 2 students were aware of it .This was followed by screening of the movie “KAASH’ .She is an influential speaker. She not only made students aware of the disease but also motivated them to get themselves diagnosed and also encouraged to donate blood so as to help many people who actually are suffering from the disease. Because a single prick can save a life!!.The vote of thanks was given by Rtn Nirbhay Nirula ,in which the club announced to sponsor the checkup for students.


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