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- November 25, 2012 by Reshmi
- Documentary Making
A Deadly reality
Being a mass media student, making documentaries is like a ritual and a part of curriculum. The topic for the documentary was Thalassemia for which we had to conduct a detailed study and research on the disease. one on one conversation is a vital core of all the documentaries. we spoke to the patients as well as their families.Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.Treatment for thalassemia major often involves regular blood transfusions and folate supplements.If you receive blood transfusions, you should not take iron supplements. Doing so can cause a high amount of iron to build up in the body, which can be harmful.Persons who receive significant numbers of blood transfusions need a treatment called chelation therapy to remove excess iron from the body.A bone marrow transplant may help treat the disease in some patients, especially children.most of the people are unaware of this deadly disease. so educating the people about it is a must.