Manjunath can now dream of of a normal life, despite having hemophilia
Manjunath is a 25 years old. He works as an office attendant in a small office in Bangalore. He is the sole earning member of his family. They manage to make ends meet with great difficulty.
Living with hemophilia which has no cure, he always has to be ready for life threatening situations.
He is aware of his situation as he has lost two members of this family to this dreaded disease.
Unfortunately, one day he met with an accident when he was on his way home from work. He suffered a fracture in his leg and had to undergo a surgery in his left thigh because of the injuries.
While the surgery in itself was a success, he had to be readmitted days later as he started having continuous bleeding and infection.
Upon consulting the doctor, he was advised to undergo FEIBA treatment immediately. FEIBA is a treatment for hemophilia patients with inhibitors.
The cost of the required quantity of Feiba crossed 2 lakhs. His family couldn't afford to procure the large quantity of Feiba for his treatment.
Seeing their situation the doctor referred them to Hemophilia Federation.
*Hemophilia Federation supported him with 5000 units of Feiba. This covers close to Rs.1,50,000/- of his treatment costs. *Manjunath was treated by infusing the required units. His condition was brought under control and he recovered well.
He is now registered with at the Bangalore chapter chapter of the hemophilia society.
He has now been able to go back to work and is leading a normal life.
Your help can many more patients like Manjunath. You can donate so that the poor patients who suffer from incurable genetic diseases can get support to have a normal life. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.
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You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
What the beneficiary gets
Hemophilia Foundation helps underprivileged Hemophilic patients with timely, sufficient and appropriate treatment.
One unit of donation to this program helps cover the cost of 100 units of FEIBA for poor hemophilia patients.
Hemophilia is a genetic disorder caused by missing clotting protein. People with hemophilia bleed longer than other people. Bleeding can occur internally, into joints and muscles, or externally, from minor cuts, dental procedures or trauma. Hemophilia patients who can't afford timely, sufficient and appropriate treatment could end up with consequences such as permanent disability, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B/C infections, and even death.
FEIBA is a treatment for hemophilia patients with inhibitors
Unfortunately many patients suffering from hemophilia belong to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. Due to the lifelong, incurable nature, and very expensive management of the disorder it becomes difficult for families to meet expenses.
The requirement for FEIBA can be even more in case of severe bleeding and surgeries. This is not a one-time expenditure and necessity occurs whenever an injury may occur.
Most men from such families are factory-workers, daily wage earners, rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, or household help.
Hemophilia Foundation aims to help such needy patients.
They maintain a list of the most deserving patients based on the severity of the condition as well as family income.
FEIBA units are allocated to beneficiaries as and when required
The AHF units are procured and stored at the head office in Delhi. Whenever a local chapter is short of enough units, they send a request to the head office. The required units are sent to the chapter.
Once the units are received, the patients are notified for collection. They take it to the hospital for transfusion. In cases where the volume from a certain area is high, the chapter sends it to the hospital and notifies the patients, who then directly go to the hospital for the transfusion.
A second installment is given only after receiving satisfactory proof that the first installment of AHF was properly utilized.
In case of death of a beneficiary or underutilized medicine by another patient, a new beneficiary is identified to be helped.
Hemophilia is a life-long condition and there is no limit to the treatment needed. A hemophilia patient may injure himself/herself on an average of 3-4 times a month. FEIBA costs Rs.30/- per unit. A minimum of 500-1000 units of AHF is required by a haemophilic patient each times for a minor injury. If the injury is critical then it depends on the severity.
Hemophilia Federation has presence through 79 chapters across all states.
When you donate to this program you give a patient suffering from a life-threatening disease hope to live a normal life.