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Emergency Number: 99296-07030
SDMH Blood Bank carries out regular transfusion for almost 100 children, free of cost. SDMH has taken initiative to eradicate Thalassemia by screening 2.5 Lac units of blood that comes to SDMH at no cost to patients.
Similarly, the Santokba Durlabhji Thalassemia Centre was set up in 2002. It is the only source of NAT-tested blood in Rajasthan which screens a patient for HIV, Hepatitis and other blood - borne agents. Test facilities for screening of Thalassemia Major and Minor are also available. Blood transfusion takes place in a dedicated, congenial ward. The Centre carries out regular transfusion for almost 100 children annually, free of cost. Every year, a Thalassemia camp is also held at SDMH where blood is tested on the spot. Over two lakh people have been screened in the last 09 years.
Over two lakh people have been screened in the last 09 years.
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    Approximately 240 million people are carrier of beta thalassemia worldwide.
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    In India alone, the carrier population is pegged at about 30 million.
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    Nearly 12,000 infants are born with hemoglobin-related disorders every year in India.
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    Every hour one child is born who will suffer from genetic disorder.
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    The carrier rate for beta thalassemia varies from 1-17 percent in India, with an average of 3.2 percent.
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    This means 1 in every 25 Indian is a carrier. Reimplantation.
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    The thalassemia gene is non uniform in India, its prevalence higher in certain communities and tribes in northern, western and eastern parts.
SDMH started Thalassemia Centre in the hospital in 1990, we recognized that even though Thalassemia was a rare disorder, it wasn’t uncommon. But the awareness was abysmal. Infrequent transfusion was the norm, and a majority of children were not surviving.
Through its project Prayatna, SDMH decided to make effort in eradicating Thalassemia, even though patient had very little information about it. SDMH started free blood screening for thalassemia train among all patients and blood donors. Counseling was done for those who had the trait. FICCI has recently recognised our Thalassemia screening Project as the “Best CSR Project in the Country”
To know more about our contribution in providing better life for thalassemic patients and create awareness, you may get a copy of our book on Thalassemia.
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We welcome enlightened members of the community and corporate bodies to sponsor and provide long term sustainability to this free welfare project. Your contribution will go a long way in bringing peace and dignity to someone in pain. Donations are approved for exception under 80 G (50% tax exemption)
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