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March 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

You must have tested your and partners blood before marriage to avoid future issues like thallassaemia. Read this link for details.

March 8, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Yes I think that is a good option. Both should undergo blood test. Especially women considering modernization has made it possible for women to go through multiple partners. Earlier only males were going through blood test.And it was hard to find out or question woman’s dignity. Thanks to equality, now we can ask women for the blood test too. And if both are clean then yes they can go ahead with the long term marriage. I guess that is a good move too.

March 8, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Yes, both has to go through same set of tests. Not only for Thalassaemia but also other diseases and blood group compatibility. Especially in India, marriage is fixed by caste, gotra etc; they should give priority for blood test.

March 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

Health reports including blood tests should be checked and exchanged before marriage, so as to see compatibility of would be partners. However, there is little awareness about it in India and parents of prospective bride and groom do not pay much attention to health issues of their daughters and sons. Many a times, even major diseases are not disclosed to would be daughter in law or son in law on the part of parents, which leads to complications in future. It would be in the fitness of things if health issues are given importance before fixing a marriage.

March 9, 2017 at 10:13 am

To be honest, this is the first time I’ve heard of this. lol. I mean, I can see the point of going through all the test before marriage. Precautionary measure and such and it’s actually a great idea. I think it works well if the bride and/or groom came from a different race. I know that there are Rh incompatibilities and some other blood conditions or diseases.

March 9, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Exactly Deepak, and there are lot of diseases which can be prevented if you have clear knowledge about health issues of the bride and groom. As I mentioned in my Blog that Thalassaemia Carriers are not patient but if two carriers get married to each other then there will be high probability of their children to be a patient of Thalasseamia. In India lot of children dies due blood related issues, some are not even diagnosed properly.

When we did the camp in our area, we found a couple whose 2 children died at very little age. They were not diagnosed properly, you know what happens in poor rural family! Finally we asked them to d free carrier test in our camp. And found the parents both were carrier of Thalassaemia.

March 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Christi, I would say this should be mandate for everybody. As the life style changing a lot and people have multiple partner before marriage. So at least tests should be done for sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS. Also, negative blood group is uncommon but it is still there. So Rh compatibility is required – it is bot about different race, in the same race Rh positive and negative can be there.

As we are developing so much in genetic science, we should use our knowledge for a better new generation to come by proper pre-marriage testing. Lot of diseases which get detected in children can be avoided by this. Give a thought!