Help Geethika Get Bone Marrow Transplant

Baby Geethika, a 6 year old girl child came from Puthoor in Andhra Pradesh, with a severe form of Beta Thalassaemia diagnosed at 6 months of age. Beta Thalassaemia Major is a severe disorder of red blood cells which get destroyed quickly and hence requiring regular blood transfusions to sustain life. If left untreated, patients usually do not survive beyond the third decade. Iron overload due to repeated blood transfusions affects heart, liver and endocrine glands and leads to severe morbidity and mortality. Geethika had been having blood transfusions every month since infancy. The parents had to travel long to receive proper blood transfusions and spend INR 1000 a month for medications to reduce iron overload besides sacrificing 2 days of their income as daily wage labourers.

The only curative treatment available for Thalassaemia Major is stem cell transplantation. Scientifically, only 25% of children are known to have a fully HLA matched sibling for donating stem cells. Geethika’s  only sister was tested for HLA matching and fortunately, she is fully matched for donating stem cells. Stem cell transplantation for thalassaemia needs to be done as early as possible before significant iron overload happens. Any financial assistance towards her cause would be much appreciated.
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12th October 2017
Dear supporters,

We are happy to inform you that Geethika underwent her Bone Marrow Transplant two weeks back. She is recovering and has been progressing well. She is getting discharged today from the hospital.

Thanks for your timely support to help Geethika.

Dr. Vimal
Global Gleneagles Hospital
9th September 2017
Dear Supporters,

Geethika's pre transplant evaluation is complete, and she is medically fit to go ahead with BMT. She is getting admitted for BMT this week, and she will be having her stem cell infusion, which will be donated by his sister. Geethika will be admitted for 4 weeks for BMT. We shall keep you posted on her progress.

We thank everyone who have contributed towards her treatment. Thank you once again for all the love and blessings. Please do pray for her recovery.
17th August 2017
Dear Supporters,

Geethika is in doing better now. The pre operative tests are conducted and the doctors suggest that she can undergo the bone marrow transplant. The bone marrow transplant is scheduled after 3 weeks. We have started medication for the donor as well to donate the stem cells.

We will keep you posted.

I thank everyone who have contributed towards her treatment. Thank you once again for all the love and blessings. Please do pray for her recovery. 
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Anonymous donated US $50
4 months ago

Gell well soon..We are praying for you

Anonymous donated Rs.500
11 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
11 months ago

Get well sweetie

Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
11 months ago

May god give courage to the child and his father to overpower the pain.

Madhumita donated Rs.2,500
11 months ago
Annam donated Rs.1,000
12 months ago