President Alvi appeals youth to donate blood for Thalassemia patients

 President Dr. Arif Alvi on Friday has appealed the youth to come forward and donate blood to treat Thalassemia patients in the testing times of coronavirus outbreak.

He was speaking at a ceremony, after visiting Thalassemia Center at F-9 Park in Islamabad.

The presideny said problems for children suffering from Thalassemia have become manifolds in the wake of closure of the public transport due to Coronavirus crisis.

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

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

On the occasion, he also talked to the children suffering from Thalassemia and distributed gifts among them. 

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