sma Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. More than 90% of the children with thalassemia die in the absence of scientific management of their medical condition. Every month around 850 children seek treatment and care for thalassemia in Bangalore. A majority of these children come from poor families. Rashtrotthana Parishat has been helping more than 200 such children over the last few years with blood provided at no cost.