April is a busy month at Sankalp India Foundation(SIF). This is the time when SIF reviews the work that the organisation has done in the past 1 year and lays out strategy for the year to come. Sankalp operates through teams which focus on different areas of the organisation's work. There is an emergency team, a team for the helpline, a team for thalassemia and so on.
Information about the organization in general
Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder in which there is a reduction in the rate of production of haemoglobin and thus causing anemia. Treatment for Thalassemia Major involves regular blood transfusions. Some patients may require a transfusion every three weeks and treatment is often a painful process. With proper care and treatment, a person with thalassemia can live near normal life.
Given our quest to do full justice to our principle of Giving Life A Better Chance, it was essential that we spent some time on balancing rapid growth with consolidation of existing work.
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Sankalp took birth in a hostel room - bringing to an end a tormenting helplessness which arose when a person lost his life waiting for blood in Bangalore. The young organisation took baby steps in the common spaces of the college premises after the regular college hours.
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Here are the events and updates from the month of March.
We have come a long way. Over the past 12 years, Sankalp has evolved from a group of college students toiling hard to ensure no one in their vicinity suffers due to shortage of blood into a structured organization working with experts and taking Karnataka towards 100% voluntary blood donation and a making the state thalassemia free.