Objective: Thalassemia is one of the most common genetic disorders worldwide. Basic hematological parameters were performed by using automated analyzer Sysmex KX This mutation can identify at molecular level. As this molecular defect is difficult to diagnose in Laboratory with routine laboratory tests because of that it has become a serious hindrance for thalassemia prevention program in Pakistan.

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In addition to premarital screening programs, education of the general population is important in preventing hemoglobinopathies. The aim of the present study was the education of university students. Short questionnaires were applied before and after a prepared lecture. A minute audiovisual education was provided including the clinical characteristics and inheritance of thalassemia and sickle cell anemia SCA as well as the importance of carrier screening.

Seventy-four percent of the students had heard of thalassemia. Following the lecture, these numbers increased to Only Education on hemoglobinopathies must be integrated into the curricula of middle schools and high schools.

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