Mother turns to crowdfunding to save the life of the daughter who wanted to fulfil her dreams

The 14-year was studying in the 9th standard when her health started deteriorating. She was eventually diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer and now she urgently require a bone marrow transplants as this is the only option she is left with. She had to leave her schooling midway due to her life-threatening ailment. […]

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‘Even the smallest contribution you make can play a big role in saving my son’s life’

‘My brother is unwell. He doesn’t play with me anymore, he is sick that is why he has been admitted in the hospital. But I can help make my brother feel better,” said Harshita, the five-year-old sister of Prathamesh. His sister might be young, but she is the only one who can save the life […]

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Bravery award winner begins crowdfunding to help save his brother’s life

Rupesh Dalwi, the 22-year-old elder brother of Mohit is suffering from a rare bone marrow disease which can only be treated with a bone marrow transplant. The bone marrow of Rupesh is no longer producing white blood cells. He was being treated for a year at Global Hospital in Parel. He wasn’t responding to the […]

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Urgent need to establish dedicated centres for haemophilia

On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, experts emphasise on the urgency to establish services for haemophilia, include training care suppliers, setting up dedicated centres, instigating registrations, teaching patients and their peers about the condition, and providing low-cost treatment, among others. Rare diseases go undiagnosed due to lack of awareness, and adequate facilities, haemophilia is […]

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Bone marrow transplant helps give new life to Cambodian sisters born with thalassemia

With bone marrow transplant being the only cure for thalassemia, it becomes very important to find a matching donor for such treatment. “It is highly unlikely to find an unrelated donor for Cambodian descent patients as there is no Cambodian donor registry and number of Cambodian donors in other registries are almost negligible”, informed Dr […]

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Pune hospital to raise awareness on bone marrow donation by felicitating patients

The hospital will felicitate these patients on September 01. The hospital has also arranged expert to hold talks for spreading awareness on bone marrow transplant at the Cancer Care Center at Ruby Hall Clinic. Haematologist Dr Vijay Ramanan, said, “Not many people are aware about bone marrow transplants and the change that they can bring […]

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Narayana Health creates awareness on organ transplants to mark ‘World Organ Donation Day’

A team of doctors comprising of liver transplant, heart transplant, bone marrow transplant and renal transplant from Narayana Health, Bangalore, came together to spread awareness on the importance of organ donation and organ transplants to mark World Organ Donation Day which is observed on August 13 every year. Along with them were transplant survivors who […]

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‘Next Raksha Bandhan, I will tie her rakhi as she saved my life’

Every month, when Supesh Suralkar is taken to the hospital for blood transfusion, he asks is why he is not sent to school like his siblings. He calls his monthly treatment as ‘shakti’. Towards the end of every month, his power levels drop drastically making him feel weak and tired. It’s only after a painful […]

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Two life-saving surgeries stare young family in the face

Two life-saving surgeries stare young family in the face

For the Chougules from Naigaon, Vasai, last November was the happiest time of their lives. Kavita Chougule had just given birth to baby Divyanka. “I can’t explain how ecstatic we were after Divyanka was born. Our family was more than complete. She is the angel we had always wished for,” said Youvraj, her husband. Life […]

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