International Summit on Hematology and Blood Disorders

April 27-29, 2023

April 27 -29, 2023 | Online Event
Hematology 2023

Naveed Akhtar

Naveed Akhtar, Speaker at Hematology Meetings
Hazara University, Pakistan
Title : Impact of cOVID-19 pandemic on transfusion-Dependent thalassemia patients in district battagram


Thalassaemia is a life-threatening rare disease, which requires regular blood transfusion and medical care. In this study we investigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the transfusion dependent thalassemia patients in district Battagram. It was found that during the corona pandemic lockdown, decrease was observed in the number of thalassemia patients getting their regular transfusion. The lockdown halted the mobility of patients as well as donor which result in the decline of regular transfusion to the thalassemia patients. It is concluded from the study that COVID-19 has adversely effected the medical emergency especially thalassemia patients. Keeping this situation in the mind all the responsible authorities are requested to provide quality care management to the thalassemia patients so that they don’t face such like crisis in the future.

Keywords: Thalassemia, Transfusion, COVID-19, Pandemic, Pakistan