The Department of Anesthesia Techniques held an awareness campaign entitled Mediterranean Anemia (Thalassemia) Date: 20/04/2024 | Views: 200

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Under the patronage of the President of Future University, Professor Dr. Hassan Shaker Magdy, the Anesthesia Techniques Department held an awareness campaign entitled Mediterranean Anemia. Thalassemia is a hereditary disease transmitted from parents to children. It is considered a blood disease such that the body becomes unable to produce hemoglobin naturally so that it can perform its function properly. Natural processes such as transporting oxygen and nutrients to cells, and getting rid of waste and carbon dioxide, which negatively affects the functions of other organs.

Thalassemia, or Mediterranean anemia, is a serious, life-threatening disease that may cause serious complications if it is not treated and controlled, so it is called fatal anemia. For example, people with hereditary beta anemia (which is the most dangerous type) may die in their thirties. Short lifespan is linked to iron overload in the body, which negatively affects the body's organs.