Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app blood stem cell donorDKMS BMST Foundation IndiahaemoglobinHLAThalassemiaWorld Thalassemia Day Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” DKMS BMST Foundation India, urges Indians to register as potential blood stem cell donors Share Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By EH News Bureau on May 8, 2020 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Blood stem cell transplant is most critical form of treatment for thalassemia patientWorld Thalassemia Day which is observed on May 8 every year, marks attention towards thalassemia, a health condition characterised by abnormal formation of haemoglobin. Often, a blood stem cell transplant is the most critical form of treatment for a thalassemia patient. Hence, this World Thalassemia Day, DKMS BMST Foundation India, urges people across India to register themselves as a potential blood stem cell donor and become a lifesaver.Dr. Sunil Bhatt, Director and Clinical Lead, Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, Narayana Health, Bengaluru said,“Considering the cases of thalassemia in India, the disease burden is significant and requires immediate attention. A blood stem cell transplant is the only curative intervention available for a transfusion free status with a normal life span for thalassemia patients. Stem cells are collected from blood of the donors and transplanted into the thalassemia patients after their bone marrow has been destroyed. Only 25-30 per cent patients who need transplants have a fully HLA matched donor in their family, rest of them depend on an unrelated donor. This is where blood stem cell registries like DKMS-BMST come into play by enrolling adult healthy unrelated donors.”Blood stem cell registries are the nerve centres of unrelated donor transplant process that counsel donors, enroll donors, get their HLA typing done, facilitate search of the donors and later facilitate the blood stem cell collection and transplant. Hence, it is important to strengthen these registries and have maximum donor recruitments. “Need of the hour is to have an efficient, countrywide programme for prevention of thalassemia, as the magnitude of this health condition both economically and socially is huge,” added Dr Bhatt.Talking about this year’s World Thalassemia Day theme of ‘Universal access to quality Thalassemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients’, Patrick Paul, CEO, DKMS BMST Foundation India said, “Thalassemia patients are mostly children who go through painful blood transfusion for several years in their life. Blood transfusions have its challenges and risks for the patients. A successful blood stem cell transplant depends on a perfect HLA tissue match. Patients and donors of Indian origin have unique HLA characteristics that are severely under-represented in the global database, which makes the probability of finding a suitable donor even more difficult. Indian patients mainly require an Indian tissue match. This calls for increased awareness and need to encourage many more people in India to register as a potential blood stem cell donor.”“The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted people to stay indoors due to which we are not able to conduct blood stem cell donor registration drives. To bridge this gap and continue our fight against blood cancer, we urge people across India to register themselves as potential blood stem cell donors through the online registration link which we recently launched. By doing this, the planned-on ground registration drives can take place digitally instead and the database of potential stem cell donors can increase” added Patrick.To register as a blood stem cell donor please visit: www.dkms-bmst.org/register Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News Comments (0) Add Comment
Previous ArticleTelefonica mulls options for €2B submarine cable unitNext ArticleSKT, DT cement 5G ties with Germany JV Author Australian operator Telstra and Ericsson unveiled a tie-up designed to offer an edge cloud service for enterprises, a move the pair claimed will tap into the potential of 5G technology.In a statement, Ericsson said it expected the new offering to be delivered “within months”, serving as a “catalyst for the development of a reusable and open framework”.The partnership was tipped to enable seamless orchestration, network exposure and service assurance, facilitating consumption-based interfaces between cloud providers and the Telstra network.Nikos Katinakis, Telstra Group head of networks and IT, expressed belief the move will serve as “a framework for us to bring the benefits of 5G to the hands of Australians”, while also opening the door for future use cases into industries such as agriculture and manufacturing.“As the 5G rollout continues across Australia, harnessing edge computing will enable us to tap into the potential of 5G technology, ensuring that Australia and our customers remain at the cutting edge of mobile technology”, Katinakis pointed.The collaboration follows an earlier move by the two companies to deploy a standalone (SA) 5G, following a RAN upgrade across the operator’s next-generation networks. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Español edge cloudEricssonTelstra Yanitsa Boyadzhieva MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore6 09 NOV 2020 Tags Home Telstra, Ericsson team to push 5G through edge
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