India is one of the worst thalassemia affected countries in the world with more than four crore carriers and over one lakh thalassaemia majors under blood transfusion every month. On World Thalassaemia Day the focus falls back on the efforts to contain the disease. Over one lakh thalassemia patients across the country die before they turn 20 due to lack of access to treatment. With preventive health not being the norm in India people suffering from thalassaemia are unknowingly passing on this genetic disorder to their children. Every year more than 10000 children with thalassaemia major are born in India.