Pakistani artists planning help for treatment of Thalassemia patients in Pakistan

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Pakistani comedian Iftikhar Thakur, Ghazal singer Ghulam Abbas  artist Nadeem Abbas and famous Pakistani personality Junaid Jamshed are planning to work for the treatment of Thalassemia patients in Pakistan.

These four artists came to know that 50,000 children are suffering from Thalassemia disease in South Punjab and they decided to work for the treatment of these children.

They will start their campaign from Multan and organize an event to encourage Thalassemia patients.

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Comedian Iftakhar Thakur visited the Amina Thalassemia centre in Multan and interacted with the children. His other fellows of the campaign, Ghulam Abbas,  Junaid Jamshed and Nadeem Abbas also made their planning for providing their serviced to these children.

The artists said that being an artist and citizen of Pakistan it is their former duty to participate in welfare deeds.

Thalassemia disease is caused by the weakening and destruction of red blood cells. Thalassemia is caused by different or missing genes that affect how the body makes haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.

Thalassemia patients make less haemoglobin and fewer circulating red blood cells than normal, which results in mild or severe anemia.

Iftikhar_Thakur_picjpg_5_zchsuThalassemia can cause significant complications, including pneumonia, iron overload, bone deformities and cardiovascular illness.

According to a research that was done last year, there are 9 million Thalassemia patients in Pakistan.

It is very difficult for a poor person to have treatment of this disease. The patient needs to have some blood after 15 days and it is very difficult for a poor person to arrange blood after 15 days.

The artists said that they will continue their campaign and raise their voices for the help of these patients in the country and abroad.