Today is World Thalassaemia Day and everyone should be aware of this deadly and awful disease. Dr Mohammed Asghar Butt general secretary of APNA (UK) and trustee of Amina Bashir Trust expressed happiness and thanked all the people who campaigned and lobbied to raise awareness about Thalassemia. This must be noted that Thalassaemia is a deadly and awful disease in which the lever does not produce blood and transfusion of blood becomes necessary. The life of whole family becomes very miserable and the patient in the end passes away. He had a very high opinion of Dr Ishrat Ul Abad governor of Sindh government who signed the Draft Law that all Thalassemia carriers must have a blood test and if intending couple happened to be the carriers of Thalassemia, will not be allowed to get married. It must be remembered that there is a risk of 25% children born to such parents as Thalassemia Major. He appreciated the hard work done by the chairman of KITCC Mohammed Iqbal who lost his beloved son, though this will not bring back his son yet he took it upon himself that others should not meet the same fate. He further added that ABMT (Amina Bashir Memorial Trust),APNA (UK), PRO and others are to be congratulated for holding and organising functions in the Houses of Parliament, Pakistan High Commission, Barking, and Walthamstow.Mohammed Riaz Bhatti a businessman who established a charity called ABMT after the death of his mother and donated his own land in Lahore and converted it into hospital. This hospital is providing services free of charge to deserving and needy people.