Call to help AMTF in bearing cost of chelation medicines
KARACHI: Ateeq Ur Rehman (Executive Director, AMTF) has requested philanthropist to come forward and help AMTF bearing the cost of Chelation Medicines, says a Press release.
Subsequent to blood transfusion, chelation medicines are required to extract excessive iron from the body of thalassemia patients not only to save their lives but also to improve life expectancy. Excessive iron in the body may lead to Cardiac complications including heart attack in addition to impediments of vital organs like kidneys, spleen, liver and deformation of body parts.
Moreover he requested the corporate and CSR contributors that they should not forget the importance of chelation medicines which play a vital role in improving quality of life in thalassemia patients and lessen the pain they have to suffer through due to the complications of iron over load in their body as a consequence of continuous blood transfusion.
Ateeq asked for help to thalassemia children all over the country by governments that play important role for saving their lives and eradication of thalassemia – the deadly disease from the country.