Sankalp India Foundation's programs have often been designed with focus on maximizing benefit to the end recipient. Our Rakta Kranti program however is a little different. Here the focus is the donor the selfless, heroic blood donor.
World Health Organization (WHO) has been planning and adopting several measures to ensure that equity of care is never compromised or ignored in the delivery of healthcare.
Sukrana Two years back, in the first few day of March, Sukrana received her bone marrow transplantation at South East Asia Institute of Thalaasemia Jaipur. It was the first transplant supported by Sankalp India Foundation and the beginning of a journey towards cure from the disease.
A clinical trial is an important element of research in the field of medicine and science. Before any treatment protocol, or medicine or any practice related to the patient is brought into mainstream practice, it is essential that the trials have proved it's impact.
It was an incredible experience working in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit of People Tree Hospital -Sankalp collaboration. I absolutely fell in love with the meticulous nature and detailed organization in the system. It gives an opportunity to the physicians to remotely monitor patients with able assistance from the nurses.
Last year, we had shared how extremely high ferritin levels are being controlled using a combination of deferasirox and deferoxamine at our centres. "A Novel approach to control very high ferritin levels - our experience - (Volume 6 Issue 8 September 2016 Pg 6-7)" Iron overload is the root cause of the complications associated with thalassemia.
We read somewhere - "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other." Anushree personified it.
Bone marrow transplantation is becoming an increasingly acceptable curative option for patients suffering from thalassemia. This coincides with improved access to care and management of thalassemia.
He may just pass on as just another man from the hinterland of Bihar when you first see him. Vijju’s looks of-course don’t give out the determined and courageous soul inside. He is the father of little Chetan - a child from Bhojpur, Bihar who suffers from thalassemia.