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Al-Door Technical Institute organizes an electronic course on pre-marital blood tests.

Under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Alia Abbas Ali Al-Attar and the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr. Maha Al-Taif Jassem, Dean of the Institute, the Immediate Aid Department at the Institute organized a course entitled Premarital Blood Tests and took turns giving it:

  1. M.D. Ahmed Musa Khalaf, head of the department above.
  2. M.Sc. Ghufran Iyad lectured in the department and was attended by several university employees.

The course aimed to:

  1. Reducing the spread of some genetic diseases (thalassemia – sickle cell anemia) and some infectious diseases (viral hepatitis, acquired immunodeficiency, herpes syphilis, and syphilis).
    1. Spreading awareness of the concept of a comprehensive healthy marriage.
    1. Reducing pressure on health institutions and blood banks.
    1. Avoiding the social and psychological problems of families whose children suffer from genetic diseases.

The session dealt with several topics, the most important of which are:

1- Getting acquainted with a set of tests that are carried out for people who are about to get married, which differ from one country to another.

The most prominent of these are genetic blood diseases examination, such as thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, and examinations for infectious diseases, such as hepatitis C, and examination for acquired immunodeficiency disease or what is known as AIDS.

2- Marriage analysis has many benefits that are felt by everyone who enjoys a healthy and sound family life, including:

 Detecting genetic diseases in the blood, muscles, height, etc., and accordingly determining the possibility of marriage or not; To prevent disease transmission.

3- Detecting infectious diseases that are in a latent state and do not show any symptoms and are transmitted to the other party.

The course indicated the need to take all measures and find out if there is something wrong with the health of any party and the possibility of treatment and consummation of the marriage; To avoid future problems related to the marital relationship between spouses, such as infertility and others.

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