World Thalassaemia Day 2020:Theme, Significance, Celebration of the Day

World Thalassaemia Day 2020:  World Thalassaemia Day 2020 is observed every year on May 8. The day is observed to raise awareness about Thalassaemia and how the condition can be prevented. World Thalassaemia Day is observed to encourage people who are struggling to live with this condition. Thalassaemia is the inherited blood condition which passes from parents to children. Let us see the theme, objective significance of World Thalassaemia Day 2020.

Updated: May 08, 2020 10:04 IST

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World Thalassaemia Day 2020 

It is an inherited blood disorder that passes from parents to children. There are several types of thalassemia disease the treatment depends on its types and severity. There are several types of Thalassaemia conditions. The treatment of Thalassaemia condition depends on its types and its severity. The body's ability to produce haemoglobin and red blood cells is affected. The impact of Thalassaemia condition may range from mild to severe or even life-threatening at times.

Thalassaemia Disease

The disease is an inherited one and the treatment differs from person to person. A person suffering from thalassaemia disease will have a few red blood cells and very little haemoglobin. It is an autosomal recessive blood disorder gets inherited from parents to the children through genes. It is a blood disorder causes weakening and destruction of the red blood cells affect the formation of haemoglobin in the body. In 2013, thalassemia occurs in about 280 million people, with about 439,000 having severe disease. It is most common among people of Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African descent.

World Thalassaemia Day 2020: Theme

World Thalassaemia Day theme 2020 is ‘’The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients”.

Significance and Celebration of World Thalassaemia Day 2020

Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) organises 3 online competitions across the globe to a certain theme. The competition will include a video challenge, a photo contest and a story competition. This event will showcase the solidarity with the patient suffering from the disease. Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) is a non-profit and non-governmental patient-driven organisation involves in organising the celebration of the event with the associated members in several countries. 

Objective of the World Thalassaemia Day:

Objectives of the World Thalassaemia Day are mentioned

  • To raise awareness about the disease, its symptoms and ways to live with it 

  • To raise awareness about the importance of vaccination for children's health, society and the whole world.

  • If a person is suffering from thalassaemia, to raise awareness that before marriage it is important to consult a doctor.

  • Redress misconceptions about vaccinations.