Allianz Lanka blood donation campaign
Allianz Lanka blood donation campaign for Thalassemia sufferers held
recently in Kurunegala collected a record quantity of nearly 350 pints
of blood plasma, affirmed Blood Bank officials.
Blood tests to identify the presence of Thalassemia were also carried
out free of charge by the Blood Bank medical officers at the premises of
the Allianz Lanka branch office, and many parents brought their children
to be tested.
The Kurunegala region has Sri Lanka's highest concentration of
Thalassemia sufferers. Scientists and public health officials predict
that Thalassemia will become a cause for concern worldwide by the next
Families of children affected by Thalassemia live not only with the
anguish of having a child who may not reach adulthood, but must also
bear the financial burden of medical expenses that are often higher than
Allianz Lanka's Kurunegala branch organized the campaign with the
support of local civil authorities and government officials of the
Kurunegala Municipal Council.