Friday, 8 May 2009

World Thalassaemia Day

Photo by: Tracey Shelton

Written by Tracey Shelton
Friday, 08 May 2009

Meng Leng, 18 months, who has severe Thalassaemia – an inherited condition that inhibits the body’s ability to produce normal red blood cells – receives blood at the National Paediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Today is World Thalassaemia Day, and a new campaign has been launched to find donors willing to contribute blood once or twice a year for a particular Thalassaemia patient.

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