Help 6-year old Krishna for Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant

By Ajit Shah

$ 788 Raised

of $ 17,910

12 Donors

in 299 days

4%

Story



Hi

 

I am Ajit Shah and I run a Medical and Provisional Store in Dadar, Mumbai. My employee Jitendra Gulwani’s 6 year old son Krishna was diagnosed with Thalassemia major within 6 months of his birth. Thalassemia major is the severe genetic disorder that causes excessive destruction of red blood cells leading to the life-threatening form of anaemia. 

Krishna has been surviving on monthly blood transfusion for the past 6 years, which is a highly expensive and painful process. The only remedy for this disease is a Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant which requires a donor whose genetic marker matches with the patient.

In India, due to lack of awareness, many people don't register as  Umbilical Cord Blood donors and hence it is very difficult to find a match for transplant. As a result, after 4 years of dreadful search they have finally found a Umbilical Cord Blood donor for Krishna in Taiwan. 

 

Gulwanis have to arrange a huge sum of Rs.80 lakhs for Krishna’s surgery, travelling expenses and stay for approximately six months in Taiwan as operation needs to take place in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan by Dr. Jaing . The longer he waits, the more complications he will face from the transfusions, and the doctors are urging that he have the surgery done by October to avoid further complications.

 

Jitendra works at my medical store in Dadar East, Mumbai and doesn’t earn enough to pay for these medical costs on his own. Moreover, the Gulwanis have depleted all their savings in Krishna’s treatment for last 6 years which have already costed them approximately 20 lakhs.  


Till now, we have raised Rs. 20,00,000 for his transplant from donors. 

However, it is not enough as Rs.80,00,000 is a large amount. 

I urge you to contribute generously to help little Krishna survive. Any contribution from you could help us in a big way!

If you can’t contribute, please share the fundraiser with your friends, family and anyone else who you think might be able to help.


Thank you,


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Ajit Shah
 
About Beneficiary
KG
Krishna Gulwani

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