It is World Haemophilia Day today, and Qutub Minar will be lighted red to spread awareness about the genetic blood disorder.
Qutub Minar was turned red on Monday night and will be lit up with red lights tonight as well to raise awareness about the inherited bleeding disorder called haemophilia.
Haemophilia is a genetic disease where the body’s ability to make blood clots is impaired. For people with mild and moderate haemophilia, blood does not clot automatically when they get injured or even during a surgery leading to excessive bleeding.
For people with severe haemophilia, the absence of clotting factor means that they can start bleeding spontaneously from their joints, muscles or other body parts.
There are a little over 18,000 haemophiliacs registered with the Haemophilia Federation of India.
The only treatment is to give the missing clotting factor to the patients, which can be extremely expensive.
So, spread the word, about this disease, the world needs to know about it and the cures available. You may be there to witness the magnificent Qutub Minar lighted up red in solidarity with all those suffering from the haemophilia.
Cover Image Courtesy | Source