A campaign on “Thalassaemia Prevention; Carrier Detection Campaign” was held on 23rd February, 2016 at the Student Lounge of Daffodil International University (DIU). This campaign is implemented under a the “Thalassaemia Awareness, Prevention & Treatment Supporting Project” organized by Bangladesh Thalassaemia Hospital with the financial assistance of Bangladesh Bank. The campaign is supported by Youth Club of Bangladesh and Daffodil International University Voluntary Service Club (DIUVSC).
In the opening session Ms. Tania Roksana, Deputy Director (Sustainable Finance Department) of Bangladesh Bank, Mr. Juwel Mojumder, Assistant Director (Sustainable Finance Department) of Bangladesh Bank, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director of Students’ Affairs, DIU, Mr. Mahbub Parvez, Head of Tourism & Hospitality Management, DIU and Dr. AKM Ekramul Hossain, Chief Operating Officer, Bangladesh Thalassaemia Samity were present to make the campaign successful.
Students have got awareness about Thalassaemia and also got the opportunity of Thalassaemia carrier detection test at free of cost.
In total 176 blood samples have been collected from this campaign. Students, Faculties and Administrative Members of Daffodil International University spontaneously gave their blood samples for Thalassaemia Detection.