Rashtrotthana Blood Centre 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.
The Guest of Honour Mrs. Shobha Tuli (Vice President of Thalassemia International Federation), Dr Mamata Mangalani (Prof. and Head, Dept. of Paedriatics, LMT General Hospital, Mumbai) and Mr Vinay Shetty (Vice President, Think Foundation, Mumbai) graced the occasion with their kind presence along with other distinguished guests, parents, donors and volunteers.
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 Centre provides appropriate blood components specifically processed to reduce complications for the children who need repeat transfusions throughout their life.
Samraksha provides integrated care to the children suffering from Thalassemia. Whether it is Blood Transfusions, iron chelation, monitoring of vital medical parameters or prevention and treatment of complications, the center brings all necessary elements of Thalassemia care under one roof. Samraksha is enabling 400 or more children from the poorest of poor families to find proper help and support for Thalassemia.Rashtrotthana Parishat is planning to make use of modern technology and resource sharing to ensure that each essential component of management is available to every single Patient.