Note: If you are not in Karachi then visit any Thalassemia Center in your city/country and donate blood on the same day… lets bring change together! =)
Alhamdulillah FAiTh [Fight Against Thalassemia] is gaining its place in people’s life, heart, mind and now it secured its position in TIF [Thalassemia International Federation] Magazine 🙂
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As you all might have known FAiTh celebrated New Year and Quaid-e-Azam anniversary by conducting Blood Drive and Screening Camp.
So its time to announce the results, 25 people decided to attend the event, all of them were tested for Thalassemia, 5 were suspected, 1 has been confirmed as Thalassemia Minor, 16 people donated blood and not to forget all the donors were cleared with diseases like HbsAg, HCV, HIV,VDRL & MP!
Am sure these people would have started New Year with a satisfaction that they are aware of their Thalassemia status! 🙂
I would like to specially thank PYR Karachi Chapter to be the part of event, to support our cause, in short for everything 🙂
inshaAllah we will keep conducting such Blood Drives and Screening Camps, if you want to attend, stay tune 🙂
Event Photos : Here
What were the awards for? and why?
SEPLAA Foundation is a non-profit and a-political think tank which performs as an activist organization to:
- Do research, create awareness and facilitate improvements in the areas of health, environment, society, education, empowerment and law.
- Build the positive image of Pakistan globally through its social media channels and international networks.
It was initially established as a privately funded organization in Lahore, Pakistan in February 2009 as the Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association (SEPLAA).
SEPLAA was later registered as the SEPLAA Foundation in April 2010 under the Societies Registration Act 1860 (Act XXI of 1860) with a specified Memorandum of Association, to work in the areas of health, environment and socio legal reform through awareness publications and dialogues.
SEPLAA arranged Talent of Pakistan, mega event for 2 days, which included Conference on 13th November, on Theme : Hope of Pakistan: Innovation, Creativity & Skills Enhancement & Talent of Pakistan Awards.
SEPLAA aims to show positive side of Pakistan and hence this was an outcome 🙂
On 14th November they arranged an exhibition, from Conference to exhibition everything went smooth.
SEPLAA Fan Page on Facebook :
Event Pictures :
We are creating a pool of donors who can contribute monthly for needy patients of Thalassemia & for our Fight Against Thalassemia campaigns, If any of you are interested to become a donor, let me know.
Our plan is to gather donors then according to the monthly contribution we will be sponsoring few non affording Thalassemia patients. And rest of the contribution would be used in our campaigns (blood camps, screening camps & awareness seminars).
You can even donate 100RS, interested people please drop in your email id and you will be added to our pool of donors.
To contribute there are three options, (1) PayPal (2) Bank transfer (3) Personally handing over! 🙂
FAiTh – Fight Against Thalassemia organized Seminar on “Thalassemia Awareness & Its Prevention” at The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Karachi University on 21st October 2010.
We are highly thankful to Dr. Iqbal Azhar of University of Karachi for giving us a chance to arrange the seminar. Special thanks to our speakers Dr. Tahir Shamsi (Hematologist – National Institute of Blood Disorders), Dr. Waseem and Mr. Muhammad Iqbal (Kashif Iqbal Thalassaemia Care Centre (KITCC)) for sparing their precious time.
As the seminar hall could cater 150 students at a time we decided to do two sessions, so that more students can get benefited by the teachings and we tried our best to stream the seminar live so that our online visitors can also see and learn..
For first session we had Dr. Waseem with topic “What is Thalassemia” and Mr. Iqbal with topic “Thalassemia Prevention”. For second session we had Dr. Tahir Shamsi with topic “What is Thalassemia” and Mr. Iqbal with topic “Thalassemia Prevention”.
Seminar’s first session started at 11:00AM with a welcome note, Quran recitation and then our first speaker Dr. Waseem spoke to the audience about What is Thalassemia?
After Dr. Waseem our next speaker Mr. Iqbal spoke about Thalassemia Prevention. A clip of 7 minutes was also shown to the audience to make them understand more clearly What is Thalassemia and how it can be prevented.
First session came to the end with question answer session.
Second session started at 12:15PM with a welcome note and then audience was mesmerized by our first speaker of second session Dr. Tahir Shamsi, he engaged the whole department in his presentation and audience could understand each and everything about Thalassemia.
Audience wanted to hear more from Dr. Tahir Shamsi but as everything has to end so we had to move towards that same 7 minutes clip and then dice was taken by Mr. Iqbal. Who explained audience how they can prevent our next generation from Thalassemia!
Second session ended at 01:30PM with tremendous response from the faculty and students. We are again thankful to University of Karachi and our speakers, this couldn’t have been possible without you all! Thank you once again!
I have tried to record the whole seminar but due to some problem some of the parts are missing, I apologize for those missing parts.
Note: If you want us to organize a seminar in your office, college or university let us know, we would feel glad to arrange! 🙂
It’s so hard to organize a blood camp in Ramadan, not because organizers are fasting and slow BUT people resist donating blood, although one can donate after iftar, but still people think they can get weak after donating.
FAiTh tried arranging a blood camp before Ramadan in different institutes/universities, but couldn’t get permission as they were already booked by some other Thalassemia centers, am glad someone approached them before us and I hope they would have get awesome result.
Now FAiTh has decided to organize blood camp after Eid and we are here to ask for help, help in giving us a venue, help in getting us donors.
If you can arrange blood camp in your neighborhood, institute, university, factory, office ANYWHERE, contact us. Just give us venue and donors and we will do the rest!
Hoping to get positive vibes!