Talasemia adalah kecacatan genetik yang paling biasa didapati, dengan kira-kira 250 juta orang, 4.5 peratus daripada penduduk dunia adalah pengidap yang menghadapi ancaman maut. Pada 2010, Malaysia merekodkan 4,768 orang pesakit talasemia yang memerlukan pemindahan darah yang kerap. Manakala 5% daripada penduduknya adalah pembawa.



A Different Duty For Nurses

Saturday August 21, 2010

A GROUP of nurses spent their weekend to wash cars for a charity drive to raise funds for 10-year-old Liew Chon Kong, who is suffering from Thalassemia.

Held at Suzuki Aiman Motor Sdn Bhd at Jalan Maarof, Kuala Lumpur the nurses took turns to wash every car that was driven in.

The team organised the charity car wash with the courtesy of Suzuki Aiman Motor who sponsored the venue and services.

Give us your cars: Mak (left) with her colleagues all ready with buckets, a hose and scrubs.

The organising chairperson Patricia Mak said when she read the article about Liew in The Star on July 26, a voice urged her to help the little boy.

“I called my friends and we came up with the idea to carry out a charity car wash,” said Patricia, who works as a staff nurse in a clinic at Sri Petaling.

Liew has been suffering from Thalassemia since he was one and desperately needs a stem cell transplant to prevent liver and heart damage.

All proceeds from the day’s car wash is for Liew’s operation expenses, which will be held in Taiwan.

Those interested in helping may also contact the Johor MCA headquarters at (07) 223 3915.

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