OHBDAOman Hereditary Blood Disorder Association
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Dr Thuraiya bint Saif al Hosni, president, OHBDA, emphasised the association's role in conducting awareness activities and promoting individual, institutional, family and community health.
She added that OHBDA is spreading awareness through lectures, workshops, and organising exhibitions at educational institutions and public and private organisations.
Commenting on Bank Sohar's commitment to contribute to the cause, Mr Khalil Salim Al Hedaifi, Bank Sohar's Chief Retail Banking Officer, said, "Bank Sohar's extended support to OHBDA seeks to enable the organisation in its mission to empower Oman's healthcare sector and valued segments of local communities in achieving a greater understanding of the respective issues.
OHBDA was instated with the aim of creating awareness amongst the general public on how to avoid the spread of hereditary blood disorders, and provide a wide range of services that support a range of strategic objectives.
"In July last year PDO signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with OHBDA to fund the training of 48 patients from all over the country in order to develop their skills," Restucci said.
According to the latest statistics from the OHBDA, Thalassaemia is carried by up to a staggering 50 per cent of the Omani population, and G6PD by 35 per cent.
Saif al Hosni, vice-president of OHBDA, said, "It is vital to increase
The seminar also witnessed participation of Oman Hereditary Blood Disorders Association (OHBDA), which explained the mechanism of recruiting national manpower with hereditary disorders.
MUSCAT: The Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) will sponsor the training programmes for a number of blood disorder patients, under the umbrella of Oman Hereditary Blood Disorder Association (OHBDA).
Besides, the more books you buy at Bareeq Al Shatti, the more will be the donation to OHBDA," the organisers said.
MUSCAT: Medical records on genetic blood diseases in the Sultanate show that the most common genetic blood disorders here are sickle cell disease, thalassaemia and G6PD, Thuraya bint Saif Al Hosni, vice-head of Oman Hereditary Blood Disorders Association (OHBDA), said yesterday while quoting scientific studies.
cell disease while 15 are born with Thalassemia, which proves the severity of this problem,a€Y stressed Thuraya bint Saif bin Sultan Al Hosni, vice-president of the Oman Hereditary Blood Disorder Association (OHBDA).