Published on: November 25, 2021




Shortage of drug, Desferal 500 mg  hits thalassaemia patients in Karnataka


  • Inherited blood disorder
  • Body produces an inadequate amount of haemoglobin – a protein molecule that carries oxygen in the red blood cells
  • Results in the extreme destruction of red blood cells that leads to anaemia(condition in which the haemoglobin or red blood cells are less than the normal count)
  • Mainly caused due to the abnormal haemoglobin synthesis
  • Transferred by one of the parents who is a carrier of this disease due to either deletion of particular key gene fragments or a genetic mutation.
  • Mild thalassemia requires no treatment, but acute thalassemia might require regular blood transfusions.