PRIME MINISTER DIRECTS TREATMENT OF THALASSEMIA PATIENT MISS. AFIFA D/O WAJAT AYYAZ ON URGENT BASIS Islamabad: October 24, 2016

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif directed that all resources and connectivity may be used to locate the requisite donors and to treat the patient namely Affifa D/O Wajahat Ayyaz. The patient is under examination/treatment at National Institute of Blood DiseasesKarachi; the patient needs blood of rare group urgently i.e. OH + (Bombay) to save her live.

The Prime Minister observed that primary issue of the patient is the availability of matching blood in cases of bone marrow transplant or blood transfusions. The case was assigned to Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, Rawalpindi.Now the Patient has been shifted to National Institute of Blood Diseases Karachi.

Prime Minister's Public Affairs & Grievances Wing has appealed to the public for donation ofOH +(Bombay) blood groupfor this 10 years old girl on humanitarian grounds. In this connection contact is to be made to the following persons:-

1. 1.Mr. Wajahat Ayyaz 0321-8278752 & 0333-3724514

2. 2.Mr. Mazhar Zaidi 0332-7877450

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage