‘In last five years 28 lakh unit of blood disposed’

Replying to a question put forth in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel, stated the reasons for discarding blood and blood components, amidst blood shortage in India

‘In last five years 28 lakh unit of blood disposed’While India faces a shortfall of about 30 lakh units of blood annually, yet in the last five years over 28 lakh units of blood and its components were discarded by blood banks across India. Addressing the Lok Sabha regarding this issue, Anupriya Patel, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family, […]

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

Jitendra 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 […]

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness session

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) often echoes the sentiment of being the flag bearers of change in the city. To bring to life this outlook and to observe the occasion of the upcoming World Heart Day, over 100 workers of the G-North Ward of the BMC took part in an initiative to gain insight on the process and importance of organ donation

Organ donation is the need of the hour as one organ donor can save up to eight lives. Owing to which, BMC workers participated in a session which was conducted by Medics from S.L Raheja hospital - A Fortis Associate. The event focused on how there is a need for more potential donors to come forward and pledge their organs, […]

On a prayer, hoping for a miracle: Three-year-old needs urgent heart transplant

With only 10% of her heart functioning, three-year-old Aaradhya is wait-listed at Mumbai's Fortis hospital for a donor heart as she needs heart transplant at the earliest

With only 10% of her heart functioning, three-year-old Aaradhya’s parents are waiting for a miracle that will give their only child a new lease of life. The girl is wait-listed at Fortis hospital in Mumbai for a donor heart as she needs heart transplant at the earliest. “She needs a heart transplant urgently as only […]