“Sankalp”- A solemn vow of sheer hard work, determination, passion, vision and persistence to ensure that no individual ever dies due to lack of blood and to promote 100% Voluntary Blood Donation. A group of young students, who took this vow on 23rd May, 2003, have come a long way to celebrate the spirit of 1000 Voluntary Blood Donation Drives on 12th July, 2017.
“Sankalp”- A solemn vow of sheer hard work, determination, passion, vision and persistence to ensure that no individual ever dies due to lack of blood and to promote 100% Voluntary Blood Donation.
June 2017 was the a landmark month in Sankalp’s quest to ensure that no one suffers due to shortage of blood.
One would often wonder how Sankalp’s emergency team manages to handle a multitude of request of Bombay blood group day after day.
Just within June the organisation got 19 blood requests for Bombay group patients. These were requests for 34 units of blood with 26 requests indicating the need for immediate transfusion.
Picture from a few months back.
Thalassemia is an inherited genetic blood disorder that does not allow the production of normal healthy red cells.
Since last year Sankalp India Foundation had been requesting the Government of Karnataka to come up with a comprehensive policy for support for thalassemia.
Sankalp India Foundation dedicated 8th of May to commemorate both the thalassemia patients who are no longer with us but are always close in our heart and to celebrate with all those patients who are alive and fighting everyday for their right t
Recently, there was a news of 35 patients who were undergoing regular management for thalassemia in Civil Hospital Jalandhar being detected with Hepatitis C. This is not the first time such news has come out in open. This news comes as a shock. Can something be done?