Short biography of Dr Paul Telfer

Dr Paul Telfer MA DM BM BCh FRCP FRCPathInternational Medical AdvisorBangladesh Thalassemia Foundation Paul Telfer is a Consultant in Paediatric Hematology at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London NHS Trust, and a Senior Lecturer in Hematology at Queen Mary, University of London. He obtained his medical degree at Oxford University School of Medicine, and trained in Hematology at The Royal Free, Whittington, University College Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and North London Blood Transfusion Centre, Colindale.

International Thalassemia Day `07 observed in Bangladesh

International Thalassemia Day was observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world with a view to raise awareness on Thalassemia. A number of organizations held discussions, seminars, rallies, and voluntary blood donation program across the country on the occasion of the day. Thalassaemia affects more then 7% of Bangladesh's population today which means roughly 11.2 million Bangladeshi are thalassemia carriers. It is estimated that about 7,483* children are born with the disease every year with expected 3,74,154* living patients.This year the day was marked by joint programs arranged by different organizations working on thalassemia. The association of Bangladesh Thalassemia Foundation and Hematology Society of Bangladesh with an aim to promote “Standard and Quality Care” among the physicians and patients is first time ever in Bangladesh and will have a great impact in the field of thalassemia care in the country. Another important progress was made by involvement of the telecommunication giant Grameenphone in the event by patronizing Bangladesh Thalassemia Society.

We got a computer from Ashfaque Memorial Fund

We have got a new computer as kind donation from Ashfaque Memorial Fund. Dr Syeda Masooma Rahman on behalf of The Fund handed over the computer at our office on May 22, 2007. With increased volume of correspondence and workload at our office we felt the need of a computer which is fulfilled with this donation. We are thankful to Dr Masooma for choosing us for the donation.The Ashfaque Memorial Fund usually contributes in places where patients directly get the benefit. Their immediate past donation was a fine ophthalmoscope to the Unit 3 of Department of Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka. The fund was originally organized to support the bone marrow transplantation of Ashfaque Hossain, a bright medical student of 11th batch of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, Barishal who had Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Art of Living members donated blood

Art of Living, Bangladesh members donated blood for Thalassemia patients on May 13, 2007 to celebrate the 51st birth anniversary of "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar", the spiritual leader and founder of the organization. The program was arranged in collaboration of the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP), Ministry of Health, Bangladesh. The SBTP involved in such activity for the first time had expressed their will to support the thalassemia patient with safe blood component from their state of art National Reference Laboratory. Rafi Hossin, the instructor of the Art of Living, who himself donated blood in the program stated that they will arrange such program on a regular basis and will encourage his students on voluntary blood donation.

We accept online donation

We started accepting online donation at our website. The online donation is fully secure using the famous Paypal payment gateway. Please click on the 'Donate us' button in the main menu or click the link below to start donating now. Your donation can make big difference in the life of  thalassemics. [ http://www.thals.org/en/Online-donation/Donate-us.html ]

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Please use the Paypal online donation section in the right to give your kind donation.Your donation can make a big difference in a patients life in Bangladesh.  

Hemoglobal delegation visit postponed

The Hemoglobal's delegation visit to Bangladesh scheduled on 10 May 2007 is postponed. We will announce as soon as a new date is fixed.

News in Media

Newspaper Articles Date Newspaper Title 22/01/2006 The Daily Star New hope for thalassemia is far away from us (English) 08/01/2006 The Daily Star Prevention is the only way to combat thalassaemia (English) 21/01/2005 Star Weekend Magazine (The Daily Star suppliment) A Young Poet's Dreams (English feature article) 27/04/2003 The Daily Prothom Alo Thalassemia : The genetic blood disease (Bengali) 06/04/2003 The Daily Star Did you know that you could be carrier of a deadly disease like thalassemia? (English)  

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