Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal Univerity of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road P.O. Panchasayar, Chakgaria, Kolkata-700 094, WB, India
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Thalassemia is a form of inherited autosomal recessive blood disorders characterized by abnormal formation of hemoglobin. Thalassemia is caused by variant or missing genes that affect how the body makes hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. There has been a rise in concern for this genetic disorder of blood especially in children and many awareness campaigns and initiatives in greater interest of public health are undertaken in India in association with various hospitals and NGOs.
Keywords: Blood disorder, Gene, Thalassemia