SMT Thalassemia Center Haripur Session 2019

FAiTh – Fight Against Thalassemia – A Patients & Parents Association conducted a Patients & Parents Session at SMT Thalasemia Center Haripur on 13th 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.

Haripur is the main city of the Haripur District in Hazara, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in Pakistan, we traveled from Kohat to Rawalpindi to reach Haripur.

SMT Thalassemia Center established in 2010 have approx. 170 registered patients, 120 patients visits regularly for transfusions, they are trying their best to provide safe blood transfusions to their patients with self-help & limited resources. 10 patients are sponsored for iron chelation medicines by private donors.

It is the only center working in Haripur with proper blood banking system catering patients from Haripur, Abbottabad, Haveliyan, Swat, Hasan Abdal etc.

FAiTh have plans to help improve their services 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 SMT Thalassemia Center Haripur for giving us chance to interact with patients & parents, for the arrangements & support

We are also thankful to Haripur Press Club & all the media of Haripur for their hospitality, support & coverage.