Today awareness campaign was launched in continuation of previous visits, in Kurnool by Thalassemia & Sickle Cell Society, Hyderabad, by its President Chandrakant Agrawal, VP K Ratnavali, Exe Manoj Rupani and TSCS staff.
It will prove to be a red letter day in the history of Kurnool for the eradication of Thalassemia. Hundreds of Members of extended families of Thalasseima patients participated. The results of HbA2 tests were extremely alarming. Out of 145 people tested, 84 persons were found thalassemia carriers. They were all thoroughly counselled.
Children suffering from Thalassemia, their parents, their extended families were informed that this dreaded disease is preventable by following a simple test HbA2, which identifies thalassemic gene carrier and they were counselled that A carrier should avoid marrying another carrier.
Measures to care for thalassemic child and other issues faced were attended to, at the meet.
The campaign was a great success, the response was unprecedented and it has enthused every one at TSCS to work even more harder for eradication of thalassemia.