Thalassaemia foundation

Trust for Prevention of Thalassaemia
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Thalassaemia Foundation
Thalassaemia Foundation Objectives

The objectives of Thalassaemia Foundation

  • To reduce & eventually prevent Thalassaemia in the Eastern part of India.
  • To promote "Thalassaemia Carrier Screening" of affected families, individuals with potential risk, blood donors and school and college going population.
  • To offer genetic counseling & prenatal diagnosis to affected families & Thalassaemic parents following internationally accepted norms of ethics.
  • To offer diagnostic facilities to other genetic disorders.
  • To help the Thalassaemics on regular Blood transfusion doing routine examinations of them.
  • To develop Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation & other alternatives of Blood transfusion.
  • To promote Gene Therapy as & when clinically and ethically acceptable in India.
  • To establish a Diagnostic Laboratory & Research Centre.
  • To establish a Blood Bank.
  • To set up a Cryo-Bank for Blood cells.
  • To set up a completely specialized Hospital for Thalassaemics.
  • To run an Outdoor Patient Department (OPD) for the benefit of the poor people.
  • To take any other-steps for fulfillment of the above objectives.

Dr. Sudipa Chakravarty with Dr. Amartya Sen
(Nobel Prize winner in Economic Science)
Celebration Of Foundation Day of Thalassaemia Foundation
[ From Left : Mr. Sujit Bose (Councillor), Mr. Narayan Basu (Trustee), Mr. Mithun Chakraborty (Chairman) Mr. Tapan Sikdar (Union Minister of Telecomunication) ]

ABOUT THALASSAEMIA

  • Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. People with Thalassemia disease are not able to make enough hemoglobin, which causes severe anemia. Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and carries oxygen to all parts of the body. When there is not enough hemoglobin in the red blood cells, oxygen cannot get to all parts of the body. Organs then become starved for oxygen and are unable to function properly. The patients of Thalassemia can not produce Red Blood Cells in their body and they require frequent to repeated Blood Transfusion for every 15 to 20 days till the end of their life.



Thalassaemia Disorder

DIAGNOSIS / MANAGEMENT / PREVENTION

  • To over come these issues first our organization is conducting awareness camps and conducting awareness programs and importance of Blood donation, so that we can get the blood from the Youth and the society they will come to know about thalassemia and the importance of blood donation. We are also creating importance of HBA2 Test. Before marriage the couples should go for this test which will help us to reduce the born of Thalassemia children In the society.
  • By providing the Blood and Iron chelating tablets they will lead normal life. Their life span is enhanced There will be no more Thalassemia children In the society.

Board of Trustees / Members
Shri Mithun Chakraborty, Hon'ble Governor, Dr. Sudipa Chakravarty, Shri Narayan Basu, Dr. Amit Chakravarty
Shri Mithun Chakraborty
Chairman
Dr. Sudipa Chakravarty
Mg. Trustee - Secretary
Shri Narayan Basu
Trustee
Dr. Amit Chakravarty
Trustee
Board of Trustees

Shri Mithun Chakraborty
Chairman

Dr. Sudipa Chakravarty
Mg. Trustee - Secretary
Trustees

  • Shri Narayan Basu
  • Dr. Amit Chakravarty (Research Co-ordinator)
  • Mr. Chandan Chatterjee
  • Shri Gautam M. Chakrabarty
  • Shri S.K. Roy
Committee Members

  • Dr. Manish Chakrabarty
  • Dr. Satadal Das
  • Dr. Shibaji Mishra
International Advisor

  • Dr. John Old
    (National Referral Center for Heamoglobinopathies, Oxford, UK)
John Old
International Advisor


How to get involved !!!
Thalassaemia Screening Camp at the premices of Mahendra Dutta & Sons.
Thalassaemia Awareness Rally on World Thalassaemia Day
[ Guests : Mr. Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Film Actor, Dr. Sunil Thakur, Sheriff, Kolkata ]
Visit to ‘The New York Blood Center’ New York, USA
Thalassaemia Screening Camp at Sundarban, North 24 Pgs.
Celebration of World Thalassaemia Day
[ Guests : Viren J. Shah, Governor, WB, Shri Tapan Sikdar, MIC, Telecommunication, Govt. Of India ]
Publication of Book on “ Thalassaemia ” (Bengali) by Shri Mithun Chakraborty, Dr. Sudipa Basu

Dear Donors,

We the NGO Working from past 20 years in West Bengal and we have decided to help the children suffering with Thalassemia. Thalassemia Foundation served the thousands of Thalassemia affected children across eastern part of India. Among the list some of the children are from below poverty line and the rest orphans. We personally went to the each children's home towns and met their parents/guardians and inquired about the child health condition. Based on the information collected from their family members.

We conduct Thalassaemia awareness camps in all villages across West Bengal States and create awreness among them educate them to donate blood as Thalassemia children need to change the blood for every 1 month.

We have screened more than 19,762 cases and offered prenatal diagnosis to affected families & Thalassaemic parents following internationally accepted norms of ethics. We also run an Outdoor Patient Department (OPD) for the benefit of the poor people.

Thalassemia foundation depends on donors, fundraisers, volunteers and sponsors to change the lives of Thalassaemia affected families and children.
Change starts with you and is possible.

Thanks to your generosity and action.

Dr. Sudipa Chakravarty
Mg. Trustee - Secretary


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