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

As we inch closer to World Marrow Donor Day, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre at Narayana Health City - one of the leading blood and marrow stem cell transplant units in India highlights alarming cases of two Cambodian sisters aged 9 and 11 years; and their hero and saviour being a 11-month-old sibling and half HLA matched father

Bone marrow transplant helps give new life to Cambodian sisters born with thalassemiaWith 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 […]

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

Those who undergo bone marrow transplants are the people who faced many difficulties due to diseases like thalassemia, cancer, bone disorders etc.  It is for this very reason that Ruby Hall Clinic has decided to felicitate around 100 patients who have won their battle against the diseases they were suffering from and have undergone bone marrow transplant successfully

Pune hospital to raise awareness on bone marrow donation by felicitating patientsThe 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 […]

Include blood disorder category in UPSC exam form, demands MP

The central government have set down the various types of physical disabilities and according to that such physically disabled people get various rights which are reserved for them including reservation in government jobs. But still people suffering from disabilities of blood deficiency disorders like thalassemia, haemophilia, sickle cell, sickle cell are not getting benefits from government in the reserved categories

Include blood disorder category in UPSC exam form, demands MPWhile speaking in the Lok Sabha during the zero hour, Shiv Sena MP, Dr Shrikant Shinde raised this issue and demanded that the people suffering from disabilities due to some blood disorder, should also be a beneficiary in government benefits and reservation in jobs. He also said that Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination form […]

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

The Minister of State for Health, Vijay Deshmukh, directed the officers to carry out a survey to find out an exact number of thalassemia patients in Maharashtra. The minister also directed the health department to ensure that medicines are made available to the patients free of cost in the primary health centres in the state

Soon, Maha to carry out a survey to locate thalassemia patientsThe 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 […]

Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospital

BMC takes an important decision for patients suffering from thalassemia in Mumbai. In BMC’s thalassemia care super specialty hospital in Borivali, free bone marrow transplantation will be done on thalassemia patients

Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospitalThalassemia 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 […]

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

One of the biggest tragedies for a parent is to see their kids suffer. Unfortunately, this is a tragedy that a lot of parents in the world are destined to undergo. One such couple from Akola has taken to crowd-funding to provide treatment for their 7-year-old

‘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 […]

DATRI reaches new milestone, enrols 300,000th blood stem cell donor

In the last eight years DATRI has worked towards spreading awareness on blood stem cell donation through numerous camps held across colleges, educational institutions and office complexes. As a result there has been a considerable raise in the awareness levels among youngsters and professionals who have been very cooperative and supportive donors

DATRI reaches new milestone, enrols 300,000th blood stem cell donorDATRI, India’s largest adult unrelated blood stem cell donors registry reaches a milestone, as they have enrolled their 300,000th volunteer donor from Vizag. Since 2009, the NGO has been relentlessly working towards saving lives of patients suffering from Blood Cancer and Thalassemia. The 300,000th donor, Sampath Pavankumar Moturu, a 22 year old male who works […]

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couples

On Monday, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy. Virat and Anushka have redefined their relationship and are giving us some major relationship goals. So, maybe you're pursuing premarital counseling right now, or maybe it's the last thing on your mind. Either way, you already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are ‘supposed’ to talk about before making it official. We asked the experts about the do-list for marriage

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couplesMarriage is as big as a milestone. However, most people enter into this lifelong union without adequate knowledge of their partner’s health status. And become disappointed and frustrated with marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified and tackled before this lifelong commitment. Here are the must dos which every bride and groom […]

St George’s Hospital starts thalassemia care centre for children

In Mumbai, and across the state, the number of patients with thalassemia is going up. Since, thalassemia is a blood-related disease; patients have to be given blood transfusion after every 15 days. Still, there is no awareness amongst people, regarding this disease. Owing to which, various programmes were organised in St George's Hospital. Not only this, blood donation camp was also organised

St George’s Hospital starts thalassemia care centre for childrenThalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. So, a special program for thalassemia-affected children was organised by Think Foundation and St. George’s Hospital. Currently, 100 thalassemia-affected children are taking treatment in St George’s Hospital. These children are from Mumbai, Titwala, Bhiwandi, Surat, Mankhurd, Ratnagiri. Thalassemia care […]

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for money

The last six years have been difficult for the Gulwani’s, as Krishna, their six-year-old son, was detected with thalassemia major when he was just six months old. Krishna’s hapless father Jitendra Gulwani works as a salesman in Ajit Medical and Provision Store in Dadar and he urgently needs a monetary support which will help his son to lead a healthy life

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for moneyJitendra Gulwani was more than pleased to have been blessed with two kids. But, tables turned when his younger son, Krishna who was merely six months old, suffered from thalassemia major. Since last six years, Krishna has been surviving on monthly blood transfusion, which is a highly expensive and painful procedure. The only remedy for this disease […]