President Arif Alvi appeals youth to donate blood for Thalassemia patients

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has appealed the youth to come forward and donate blood to treat Thalassemia patients in the testing times of Coronavirus outbreak.

In his address at a ceremony after visiting the Thalassemia Center at F-9 Park in Islamabad on Friday, the president said that problems for children suffering from Thalassemia have become manifolds in the wake of the closure of the public transport due to the Coronavirus crisis.

The president said that he has advised all the provincial governments and other relevant agencies to look for donors to facilitate Thalassemia patients as they frequently need a blood transfusion.

Dr. Arif Alvi urged blood donors to visit the blood donation centers and give blood to save Thalassemia patients.

On the occasion, President Arif Alvi talked to the children suffering from Thalassemia and distributed gifts among them.