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He examined almost 50 patients suffering from various genetic blood diseases at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), as part of the Health Ministry's programme of specialist medical consultants visiting the country, under the directives of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
His son's health is improving, he says, but not everyone who suffers from blood diseases can afford to move to the city.
Salam Bin Salim Al Kindi, Head of Haematology Department said the motive behind the establishment of the centre is the spread of blood diseases, especially hereditary blood diseases that are widespread in the Sultanate.
Today, the vision of Karaiskakion Foundation, as developed after 12 years of service to the public, is the creation of a modern centre for blood diseases that will offer comprehensive and specialised lab support to patients with blood diseases.
Sickle cell anaemia is a hereditary blood disease and sufferers have abnormally shaped haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
7 million- Blood Disease Centre is located at the Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain's largest hospital.
MF is another acquired orphan blood disease, and success in the drug pipeline has rewarded Incyte Corporation handsomely.
The 90-bed facility will treat all patients with blood diseases, but will be of particular help for those suffering from sickle cell disease, said Al Qahtani.
THE parents of a teenager killed by a rare blood disease have paid tribute to their "incredible" son.
The day they brought these dogs in, it just made my day,'' said Judy Pratt, who comes to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital to receive weekly transfusions for a blood disease.
The Genetic Blood Disease Centre at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), which opened in February last year, is currently only able to treat male patients.
The target looks quite achievable to eliminate births of children born with the genetic blood disease within the next two years, it added.