What is Thalassemia?
Thalassemia is a disease of the blood, where there is increased destruction of the blood cells. Since such a patient does not have an adequate number of blood cells, they suffer from anaemia, which makes them extremely weak, dizzy and lightheaded. It can also cause an enlarged spleen and a damaged liver. It even breaks down the immunity and causes jaundice.
Ayaan, has been suffering from this disease for the last two years and is in chronic pain with a persistent loss of appetite. Ayaan has been undergoing a number of blood transfusions in order to treat his condition but that can be equally dangerous as it causes an overload of iron in the body which can become life-threatening.
However, Thalassamia is hereditary and sadly, Ayaan's younger brother, Arfath is also a victim to this deadly disease and they both need to undergo a Bone Marrow Transplant.
Brothers, Ayaan and Arfath suffer from Thalassemia
This is a huge reason for devastation and concern among their parents who not only need to save their sons but also pay for their treatment. Ayaan's father, Maqbool, earns only 6000 Rs a month and cannot afford the treatment for his sons.
Maqbool needs our help to fund Ayaan's treatment which needs to be done urgently. Your contribution can save Ayaan's life.