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MCD, DU students join on thalassemia awareness campaign


New Delhi : The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will collaborate with the students of Delhi University (DU) to spread awareness on thalassemia, mayor Rajni Abbi said here Friday.

Thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder affecting over 30 million children in the country, requires blood transfusion every 15 days as the bone marrow fails to form a part of the vital haemoglobin protein carrying oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

“Awareness is the most important preventive measure for thalassemia. Awareness will help people know that they need to get a test done in the right age group,” Abbi said at a function organised by Thalassemia Control Project and India Population Project-VIII to mark an awareness week from May 2 to May 8 at a Health Centre in Dilshad Garden, east Delhi.

“Students play a very important role in spreading this awareness. The MCD will collaborate with Delhi University students to spread awareness about the disease in their locality through street plays, and other ways,” Abbi added.