Thalassemia Center

SRKRC has collaboration with Veer Narmad South Gujarat University to screen college students for detection of beta thalassemia trait, sickle cell trait and other hemoglobinopathies. Our institute conducts regular camps in colleges and educational institutes. So far we have screened about 35000 students. Marriage Counseling is provided to students having beta thalassemia trait or sickle cell trait. This project has a potential to reduce burden of beta thalassemia major and sickle cell disease.

Detail of Thalassemia and Sickle cell anemia Screening Programe


Sr. No Year Total Number of Sampled collected Result
Beta Thalassemia Minor (BTM) Sickle Cell trait (SCT)
1 2005-2006 1725 88 14
2 2006-2007 1903 135 29

3

2007-2008 6239 709 106
4 2008-2009 5022 113 53
5 2009-2010 9760 246 123
6 2010-2011 8534 227 99
7 2011-2012 6684 196 86
8 2013-2014 4799 128 68
9 2014-2015 4842 151 59
10 2015-2016 4902 122 109
11 2016-2017 Cont... 3446 93 44
  Total 63,876 2,343 1,012

Surat Raktadan Kendra and Research Centre is providing free blood to patients of thalassemia since its beginning. In last year, total 5154 patients were given blood units without any charge.

Sr. No. Year Total blood units given free to thalassemia patients
1 2006-2007 4047
2 2007-2008 4368
3 2008-2009 4486
4 2009-2010 4511
5 2010-2011 5154
 6  2011-2012   5398 
 7  2012-2013  5476
8 2013-2014 5492
9 2014-2015 6925
10 2015-2016 5849
11 2016-2017 4248 (upto Dec-16)
    
Donation for one patient, for one year : Rs. 20,000/-
Donation for one patient, for lifetime : Rs. 2,00,000/-

People donate generously to adopt a thalassemic patient for lifetime or for one year. 175% of Donated money is exempted from income tax under sections 35 (1) (ii).