FAiTh – Fight Against Thalassemia – A Patients & Parents Association conducted a Patients & Parents Session at United Foundation Kohat on Thursday 10th January 2019
We briefed them about how can they take better care of themselves, how they can maintain their hemoglobin and ferritin, about prevention, about FAiTh Patient Support Group, how can they spread awareness & how can they help themselves & thalassemia center regarding blood donations & iron chelation medicines.
Kohat is a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan which serves as the capital of the Kohat District, we traveled 1311 km / 34 hours from Karachi to reach Kohat.
United Foundation established in 2011 have approx. 400 registered patients, they are trying their best to provide safe blood transfusions to their patients with self-help & limited recourses. They are also providing blood & blood components to different hospitals in the city. FAiTh have plans to help improve their blood banking system after identifying the weaknesses & to sponsor patients for iron chelation medicines, since due to center’s limited resources & no support from Government patients are unable to take iron chelation medicines hence have high ferritin levels.
In the end attendees promised us to follow all the guidelines we shared with them.
Gifts were distributed among the patients by FAiTh. We are thankful to United Foundation Kohat for giving us chance to interact with patients & parents, for the arrangements & support