World Thalassemia Day is being observed on May 8 to raise awareness about this disease among common public. 

World Thalassemia Day is celebrated every year all through the world. Celebrating World Thalassemia Day on 8th of May was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to raise the public awareness about this disease, prevention measures and measures to avoid its transmission. 

The theme for the day this year is “Thalassaemia past, present and future: Documenting progress and patients’ needs worldwide”.