My daughter Komal, 21 year old is currently pursuing her graduation from CCS University Meerut. In October 2015 she complained of feeling weak, tired and feverish, and her health started deteriorating after which I took her to the doctor . After checking her blood reports the doctors at City Hospital, Muzaffarnagar suggested she requires immediate blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin levels. After transfusing 2 units of blood, doctors conducted a CBC test and found that her TLC ( total leukocyte count) and platelet levels were very low. She also suffered from severe gum bleeding and constipation .
Komal had to undergo bone marrow biopsy at Meerut Medical College. After the test results, the doctors declared that she is suffering from Aplastic Anaemia, a deficiency of all types of blood cells caused by failure of bone marrow development.
What is Aplastic Anaemia?
Aplastic anemia is a rare disease in which the bone marrow and the hematopoietic stem cells that reside in the bone marrow are damaged. This causes a deficiency of red blood cells , white blood cells,and platelets.Aplastic refers to inability of the stem cells to generate mature blood cells.
Post diagnosis in February 2016 we were redirected to Hematology department at AIIMS hospital, Delhi. The doctors there declared that she needs 3 units of blood every month to survive as her platelet level was still low and kept falling day by day.
Doctors have prescribed Cyclosporine medicine for her to make her blood platelet count normal otherwise she would have to undergo bone marrow transplant. She was put through heavy medication for 9 months but still there wasn’t much improvement in her condition. Hence the doctors asked her to continue the medicine for the next 18-months. But the medicine Cyclosporine is very costly and we as parents have been trying to make ends meet to fund our daughter’s treatment that costs close to INR 12 lacs.
We are trying to do our best to help our daughter, but we are not so financially equipped Hence we request you to donate and share with your family and friends.