Pune: Sassoon Hospital forms a support group to help thalassemia patients

In the first-of-its-kind, the Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) announced a support group for the thalassemia patients. The group has around 160 children and their parents. From the problems they face while undergoing blood transfusion to societal discrimination, the platform will be used to share them with each other, and also to find their solutions. Along […]

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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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Include blood disorder category in UPSC exam form, demands MP

Soon, Maha to carry out a survey to locate thalassemia patients

The Maharashtra government had held a meeting with parents of the thalassemia patients and Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India, (FOGSI) in Mumbai. The meeting was attended by Dr Sanjeev Kamble, Director of health services, Additional Director Dr Rege, Dr Arun Thorat of the State Blood Transfusion Centre, Dr Jaydeep Shank, President FOGSI […]

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Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospital

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. In the private hospital, one has to spend around 20, 00,000-25,00,000 for bone marrow transplantation. The poor and needy cannot afford it. So, in order to help […]

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Is Mumbai ready to tackle blood shortage this festive season?

Is Mumbai ready to tackle blood shortage this festive season? 

The festive season is right around the corner as Dussehra and Diwali are just a few days away. And the State Blood Transfusion Council is anticipating a blood shortage in Mumbai during this period and has directed blood banks in the city to make necessary arrangements, keeping this situation in mind. “May and October are […]

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