Almost every third girl gets married to a guy whom she doesn’t know, never met him, never talked to him before, guy’s family saw the girl somewhere they sent the proposal and if girl’s family didn’t find anything object-able then everything is done and final, date fixing, venue decided in short everything gets done… and they get married to each other.
Now the happily married couple is expecting a new family member, and when the new family member is born, they get to know baby is having a disease called Thalassemia, they go blank, they run to doctors, they try to do what ever they can do, in the end they get to know that both of them were Thalassemia Minor which is why their baby is Thalassemia Major.
Minor + Minor = Major
50% chances are of Thalassemia Major
25% chances are of Thalassemia Minor
25% chances are of Normal
Sadness takes place of happiness soon…. And baby starts getting used of hospital, transfusions, needles, medicines…
Now the question is, where did it all begin from? What was the mistake they made?
Till few years ago people used to ask parents of Thalassemia major that are they cousins? Did they get married in family? Yes Thalassemia genes do get inherited, but it is not only in cousin or interfamily marriage, it can happen where a guy doesn’t know the girl and get marries, they never get tested…
Asking to get the test done before marriage is like asking to do a biggest SIN!
But why can’t you think just for once for your next generation? Why don’t you see the bigger picture?
When we going to stop our narrow-mindedness?
Few months ago there was comment on my blog which was:
No Test, No Nikkah!
I guess government should pass a bill about this issue!, there are many countries who have already started this… why can’t we? And when we will???
We all know our government so why don’t we start something on our own too?
What you can do as an individual?
* You can get yourself and your partner tested before marriage
* Ask your friends to do the same
* If someone you know who is getting married ask them if they have gone for the test?
* Spread this information around your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and everywhere… TO SAVE THE NEXT GENERATION!
The test is called HB electrophoresis and it is not much expensive…
So when you going to get yourself tested?
If you have any comment/advice/suggestion/questions/queries you can drop me a comment and I will reply ASAP!