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.
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.
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.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder through families in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin results in excessive destruction of red blood cells being destroyed, which leads to anemia. Thalassemia occurs when there is a defect in a gene that helps control production of one of these proteins. A blood disorder involves lower-than-normal amounts of an oxygen-carrying protein. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of the body. Due to a genetic mutation or missing gene, children do not produce enough of the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
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.
Core objective of this project: No Child should die because of Thalassemia.