It has been three years since the time Sankalp started the program for thalassemia cure. We started our bone marrow transplantations for patients who had a matched related donor only.
The most essential aspect of caring for severe thalassemia syndromes (ST) with the inability to spontaneously maintain haemoglobin levels more than 7 gm/dl is a good blood transfusion service.
People who read scientific data know that often they come across an abstract of a scientific publication which looks interesting but they cannot read the full article because of a prohibi
In 2003, we saw a man die in an ICU. The family of the man was running from pillar to post looking for blood donors! The pain, agony and helplessness led to the formation of Sankalp India Foundation. For some time after that, we continued to see blood banks as institutions where blood should be provided when when there is a need. We continued to maintain donor lists!
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.
August was a month of plenty in Bangalore - at least as far as blood is concerned. Unfortunately, still several blood donation camps are not carefully planned keeping in mind the demand of blood. When the colleges reopen after the summer vacation, there are several institutions who express desire to conduct camps.
"For when the One Great Scorer Comes to mark against your name, He writes–not that you won or lost, But how you played the Game"
This is part of a famous poem that reminds one to work towards a goal with fairness in approach and honesty in the mind and actions. This is a constant journey.
It’s just about a year since we decided to take a big step forward to work towards setting up of our bone marrow transplantation unit. In the month of February we completed the 15th transplant at our center.