Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder and individuals suffering from this disorder need blood transfusion throughout their life. In india the cost of managing Thalassemia is out of reach of the common man. More than 90% of the children with Thalassemia die in the absence of scientific management of their medical condition.
Rashtrotthana Parishat has been helping more than 200 such children over the last few years with blood and necessary medicines provided at no cost.
Rashtrotthana Blood Bank with the help of Sankalp India Foundation has initiated the Project “Samraksha” – the Thalassemia Day Care Centre’ on 19th August 2013 with the intent of providing systematic care and management for the disease to the children suffering from Thalassemia.
Core objective of this project – No Child should die because of Thalassemia.
This is the first of its kind initiative involving comprehensive care for the dreaded disease in a Non-Government set-up.
Rashtrotthana Blood Bank provides appropriate blood components specifically processed to reduce complications for the children who need repeat transfusions throughout their life.
Facilities offered at SAMRAKSHA
- Blood Tests
- Blood Transfusion
- Basic Medical Care
- Chelation Therapy etc.
The treatment offered at Samraksha is totally FREE. In addition, the patient and the attendants are given free meal daily. Presently Samraksha has 275 patients registered for treatment from all parts of India, Afghanistan and Srilanka.
In addition to this,
- We are providing blood at nominal processing charges every month to around 450 patients suffering from ‘Dialysis’
- We also provide blood to the patients coming from Government hospitals at much below the processing fees fixed by the government.