This video is a talk by Mr. Vinay Shetty at HELP on 9th July, 11. Topic " Have You Tested For Thalasemia Minor ". Mr. Vinay Shetty can be contacted at 9820146448. This is part of the HELP Talk series at HELP,Health Education Library for People, the worlds largest free patient education librarywww.healthlibrary.com
Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.Thalassemia minor occurs if you receive the defective gene from only one parent. Persons with this form of the disorder are carriers of the disease and usually do not have symptoms.Thalasemia major may cause death of the unborn baby during birth or the late stages of pregnancy.