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Nagaraju was born with hemophilia with factor VIII deficiency. He lives with his mother in Hyderabad. His father passed away when he was very young. This led to his mom being the sole earning member of the family.
His mother is uneducated. She works as a tailor. She has a very unstable income. They manage to make ends meet with great difficulty.
Hemophilia A, also called factor VIII deficiency, is a genetic disorder caused by missing or defective factor VIII, a clotting protein. People with hemophilia A bleed longer than other people. Bleeding can occur internally, into joints and muscles, or externally, from minor cuts, dental procedures or trauma.
Currently, there is no cure for hemophilia. The main method of treatment for hemophilia A is to intravenously infuse a concentrated FVIII product called clotting factor or simply factor through a vein in the arm or a port in the chest.
Living with a disease that has no cure, Nagaraju always has to be ready for life threatening situations. On one instance he got affected with a peritoneal bleed - an internal bleeding. He was admitted in the Little Star's Children Hospital.
A large quantity of factor VIII was required to control his bleeding immediately. The cost of this requirement crossed over a lakh. His mother had no means of arranging this amount. She was helpless and was at a complete loss of options.
Seeing their situation the hospital referred them to Hemophilia Federation.
Hemophilia Federation with the support of The Hans Foundation provided 5012 IUs of factor VIII which covers close to Rs.60000/- as partial support. Nagaraju was treated by infusing the required units. His internal bleeding was controlled and he recovered well.
He is now registered with the Hyderabad chapter of the Hemophilia society.
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Hemophilia Foundation helps underprivileged Hemophilic patients timely, sufficient and appropriate treatment.
One unit of donation to this program helps cover the cost of 100 units of Factor VIII for poor hemophilia patients
Hemophilia A, also called factor VIII deficiency is a genetic disorder caused by missing or defective factor VIII, a clotting protein. People with hemophilia A 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.
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 Antihemophilic Factor (AHF), it becomes difficult for families to meet expenses of the same. The requirement for AHF 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.
AHF is 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. Hemophilia factor VIII costs Rs.12/- 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.
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23 May, 2019
DANIDA and The Danish Hemophilia Society has twinned with HFI, for the last eight years, to run the Project – Living with Hemophilia, till 2007 which has made tremendous difference in the lives of the PWH in India. Projects with The Hans Foundation for education & treatment of children and persons with Hemophilia since last 9 years making a continuous and meaningful difference in the lives of this hapless community. "Extending Hemophilia Care through Chapter Empowerment” a project with Volkart Foundation for the upliftment of persons with hemophilia. ONGC supported Project HEAT “Hemophilic Children’s Education & Transformation” for providing education to 1000 children with hemophilia. NACO (National Aids Control Organization), Government of India provided treatment (Anti Hemophilic Factor) to HIV+ persons with hemophilia for three years till 2008. SAIL supported Project “Heal a Child” & Project “Hemophilia Care & Prevention” for treatment of children with hemophilia. Registered with Give India and being supported through individual donation for the last 4 years. ONGC supported project “Prevention is Better Than Cure” sponsoring Carrier Detection and Pre Natal Diagnosis of girls and women with Hemophilia family background. BHEL Supported project “Heal A Soul” for providing free medicine (AHF) to 301 persons and children with hemophilia from all over India. SAC (Sponsor a Child) UK supported treatment project for the hemophiliac children in India. SOL (Save One Life) USA is supporting children with hemophilia in India with general donation. At present more than 750 children are being sponsored under SOL for General Donations, Micro Grants & Scholarships. BHEL Supported project “Heal A Soul -II” for providing free medicine (AHF) to 720 persons and children with hemophilia from all over India. NNHF (Novo Nordisk Hemophilia Foundation) supported project for the training and development of the Youth Group to raise the voice of Young Hemophiliacs of India and to take the Hemophilia movement ahead in India. NNHF (Novo Nordisk Hemophilia Foundation) supported project “LEAD IT” for empowering the carrier women and the women family members of hemophilic families’ in India. ONGC supported project “Asha Ki Kiran” to provide treatment support to Inhibitor C & PwH from all over India
Story from the field
Kamlesh Kumar is a severe factor IX patient staying in Dhananjaypur - Uttar Pradesh. His father is a farmer and mother is a house wife and has no brothers & sisters. Recently Kamlesh had a severe bleeding in his right leg calf which required infusion of factor IX on a regular basis or his leg would get further damaged leading to permanent disability as his knee joints are already damaged and he limps while walking and he was not being able to work because of the bleed. With the small income it was not possible for him or his parent to afford the large quantity of expensive Anti Hemophilic Factor (AHF) IX required to stop the bleed. In this serious situation HFI was approached for help. 600ius of factor IX was given to Kamlesh from the support provided by Dr. Vijay Prakash through Give India as partial support. Kamlesh was able to go regularly to work with this support he and his family & HFI are very thankful to Dr. Vijay Prakash for his kind donation and expect the same in future also. The story of Kamlesh Pal is not just another HFI success story. It’s about how he challenged whatever life had in store, with a smile. Married with two children, this Varanasi based man was an enterprising dreamer, but a frequently bleeding Hemophiliac at the same time. Enrollment into Post Graduation and a decent job was what he wanted after he completed his Graduation with great financial difficulty, but with even greater will power. Realizing his practical dreams and the underlying determination to make them come true, HFI got Kamlesh included in the Save One Life (SOL) project. This takes care of his financial needs of his family and education. He is appearing for examinations through Board of Technical Education, Lucknow (Polytechnic). As a mark of gratitude, Kamlesh helped doctors in the care of Hemophiliacs, for he has the basic knowledge of medicine and can empathize well with them. Presently Kamlesh is working at Hemophilia Federation (India) in the resource department and is contribution to the cause of hemophilia in his own capacity. All said, the will in Kamlesh finally got a way !
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||4000|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Pan India|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||50000000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||45000000|
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