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Most people think Thalassaemia is about a child who needs lifelong blood transfusions. While this is true, Thalassaemia more importantly is about two healthy youngsters who did not know that they were Thalassaemia Minor.
A Thalassaemia Major child is born only if both parents are Thalassaemia Minor.
The parents do not know that they are Thalassaemia Minor because most Thalassaemia Minors are normal, healthy people. They will continue to be healthy. There are an estimated 40 million Indians who are Thalassaemia Minor. Almost all of them are completely unaware of this. There are only two ways of finding out if you are a Thalassaemia Minor:
- by doing a blood test for Thalassaemia Minor
- after giving birth to a Thalassaemia Major child
Unfortunately most people come to know that they are Thalassaemia Minor only after the birth of their Thalassaemia Major child. It is important for every youngster to do a test for Thalassaemia Minor and find out if they are a genetic carrier.
To make a contribution to Think Foundation directly they are currently able to accept bank transfers.
Instructions from an account outside of India - in a foreign currency
Payment to be routed via either CHIPS ABA 0002 or FED ABA 021000021 to :
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, NEW YORK.
For Credit to: 001-1-427374, ICICI BANK LTD., MUMBAI
For further Credit to: ICICI BANK LIMITED, MUMBAI
Ultimate Beneficiary: Account No. 000405035922
Beneficiary Name: THINK FOUNDATION
Purpose: DONATION UNDER FCRA 11976
For more information on how to donate to the THINK Foundation, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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