9-year-old girl with thalassemia needs help

Thursday, 21/10/2021, 11:13 [GMT+7]

9-year-old girl with thalassemia needs help

Thai Nguyen Anh Thu (born in 2012, fourth-grade pupil), in Vinh Dong Hamlet, Cam An Nam Commune, Cam Lam District has thalassemia since birth. 
 
Every month since birth, Anh Thu has to be hospitalized for blood transfusion. Each blood transfusion session and medicine fees cost more than VND2 million. 

 

Anh Thu and her mother
Anh Thu and her mother
 
Thalassemia requires frequent blood transfusions and medicine to remove excess iron from patient’s blood. It is estimated that these two treatment cost for a severe patient up to the age of 30 is about several VND billion. Thalassemia patients can have slow growth and are likely to have risks of heart failure, liver failure, and endocrine failure, etc.
 
Anh Thu’s family is a near-poor household in Vinh Dong Hamlet. Her father has been mentally ill for many years. Anh Thu’s mother, Nguyen Thi Linh Thao (38 years old), has to raise her three children on her own.
 
People who want to help Thai Nguyen Anh Thu can contact Nguyen Thi Linh Thao (tel: 0963.968244) or Khanh Hoa Newspaper office (tel: 0258.3822019) at 77 Yersin St., Nha Trang City. Support can also be sent to Khanh Hoa Newspaper’s bank account at Vietcombank Nha Trang (account number 0581000765262).
 
C.T
Translated by H.N