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ImranThalassemia

Step into Imran’s world, a 37-year-old guy living with Hemophilia, a blood disorder that’s a part of his everyday life. The film kicks off with Imran casually rapping some lyrics because, hey, life’s a mixtape. He talks about the real deal of needing blood to survive. It’s not a tearjerker, just a slice of reality. Join Imran on an unfiltered exploration of his world—where blood transfusions aren’t just medical jargon, but a tangible part of his routine. Imran peels back the curtain on the discomfort, the pain of injections, and the resilience it takes to navigate life. Tune in for a dose of authenticity and a reminder that sometimes, life’s quirks need a beat to keep moving.
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"Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver
So was Eddie Haskell, Wally, and Ms. Cleaver
This guy keeps screaming, he's paranoid
Quick, someone get his ass another steroid
Blah-badi-boo-blah, blah-badi-bloo-blah!
I ain't hear a word you said, “Hippity hoopla”
Is that a tank top or a new bra?"

Hi, my name is Imran
I am 37 years old and I suffer from Thalassemia major
I was born as a healthy child, but within a few months I used to fall sick very often
I had become very pale, I would not eat
I was almost on the verge of dying
And my parents would go to one doctor, to another, to another and then they saw lot of doctors and no one was able to figure out what the issue is
Because, back then very few people knew about Thalassemia
So my body doesn't generate blood on its own
I have to depend on someone else's blood to live
For example, if I don't go for my blood transfusion every 15 days, probably in, you know, in few weeks, I'll stop moving around
I will not be able to get up, brush my teeth, go to the washroom, nothing
And probably in few months I'll die
So, I have to go for my blood transfusion every month
Not every month, actually every 15 days, okay
And then, so transfusion is just one part of it, wherein they just, you know, give me someone else's blood
and then I'm fine for next 15 days, okay
But when you go for blood transfusion, there are various side effects
And people think that blood transfusion itself is a very painful process
But believe me, the side effects are even more painful
When you get blood transfusion, there is iron deposition in your body
So usually for a normal human being, the doctor will give you an iron supplement
But that iron supplement is poison for me, because my body has lot of iron because of blood transfusion
So every night I have to take an injection before sleeping
And that's not an injection where you push and it's done
So there is a machine that slowly pushes the injection
So let's say if I take injection at night at 10:00, it gets done morning at ten or eleven
So basically I sleep with the injection on
India is considered as a Thalassemia capital
There are more than 4 million Thalassemia carriers
So I request people to please get screened for Thalassemia, so that we don't have more births that's related to Thalassemia
And to the rest of my friends, I would request everyone to please donate blood
It's very important
Our lives are dependent on someone donating the blood, then we get the transfusion
And, on the contrary to the rumour that is, that blood donation is not safe
It's 100% safe
And in fact, it's a healthy option
So thank you, everyone, and I hope everyone stays safe, Thank you

"Look, Snoop Dogg got a pass for Blue Frog
Didn't you listen to the last round, meat head?
Pay attention, you’re saying the same shit that he said
Matter of fact, dawg, here’s a pencil
Go home, write some shit, make it suspenseful
And don’t comeback until something dope hits you
F it , you can take the mic home with you
Lookin like a cyclone hit you
Tank-top screamin, “Lotto, I don’t fit you”
You see how far them white jokes get you
Boys like, ‘How Vanilla ice gon’ diss you?
Mu motto, F lotto
I’ll get the seven digits from your mother for a dollar tomorrow"

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