Thalassemia Aid Update - Aug 2021 Iraq Thalassemia Medical Aid: These children suffer from Thalassemia Major and require regular blood transfusions. Without chelation therapy, they are at risk of becoming very unwell and having deformities, especially of the skull and teeth. Welfare Aid International has been providing chelation therapy to these children for a number of years now. By the Grace of God, these children are thriving and looking well now and their health has improved significantly. Their mothers are extremely grateful. Thank you for your kind donations.