May 8 - World Thalassaemia Day

International Thalassaemia Day is marked on May 8 every year to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about thalassaemia across the globe. This day commemorates the lifelong and difficult struggles of patients living with this inherited blood disorder to lead a better life. This day is observed by the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF). World Thalassaemia Day theme 2020 is ''The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients". For more info, see here.