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What We Have?
The BBB began as an evening venture by young community medical students with a conviction, to provides the community and mankind at large with blood, a source of life in its purest and most accessible form, one day.
Thalassemia is lurking high in Pakistan and statistics indicate that about 3,000 to 4,000 children are born with the more virulent form of the disease, called Thalassemia- major every year.
HELP US, STOP THALASSAEMIA!
Not just a dream, a commitment with every heartbeat!
Play is life for a child and deprived of play the child is a prisoner, shut off from all that makes life real. It is through play that children learn and make sense of the world. Each year thousands of children are born deprived and denied of their right to live and play. Here at the Burhani Blood Bank our objectives, goals and ambitions all hold steadfastly to this concept as the pivot point in all our endeavors. A Pakistan freed of the troubles of thalassemia is a vision every member of the BBB envisages and works relentlessly to bring this vision alive.
It is sad to see families disown children who are borne inherent of an illness that they themselves as parents knowingly or unknowingly pass on as an inheritance that the child lives with all his life.
LET US HELP ERADICATE THALASSEMIA FROM PAKISTAN
The eradication of thalassemia is a dream we envisage and work steadfastly towards. There is much to do yet but we must start somewhere and thus we have begun our journey.
Counseling and awareness is an important aspect for eradicating the disease. The families of thalassemia minors are counseled to avoid marriages amongst carriers of the disease.
- A pre-natal test at 12-18 weeks of gestation known as CVS test may be used as a diagnostic test upon the fetus.
- The Sindh assembly has passed a bill that makes pre-marital screening for thalassemia compulsory
- Seminars and Public awareness programs are conducted regularly
- Here is how you can do your share too! Come donate some of that rich healthy blood that flows through your veins. Come drop by an amount that will probably be a drop in the ocean of your wealth, but spell life for some.
Come join in as you raise your hands in prayer, and say a silent prayer for those tiny souls who battle with Thalassemia and a prayer for us to serve mankind with only the best of the very best!