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Help Thalassemia Child get Blood - Their Lifeline

by Aarohi
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline
Help Thalassemia Child get Blood -  Their Lifeline

                           GLOBALGIVING REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MARCH TO MAY 2018

 

Thalassemia Fund Raising Event in US:

Some of Aarohi's well wishers who are from US decided to help us raise funds for Thalassemia children. With this aim the local group based in Greensboro, NC USA led by Ram Sethu organized a Dinner with Music by Roy Vutton. Ram is a regular blood donor and a marathoner who promotes Voluntary Blood Donation and creates awareness on Thalassemia through his runs.

 

Ram with his team of volunteers Rachana and Adithya organized an Annual Thalassemia Benefits Gala fund raising dinner for the locals of Greensboro on World Thalassemia Day 8th May 2018.

 

The event was an invite only with 60 people attended. There was a musical performance by 2 time Grammy award winner Roy Vutton.

 

The organizers also conducted a silent auction of 2 paintings by Chinese artist Guan Weixing.

 

The event altogether helped the team raise awareness on Thalassemia while also helped collect funds of approximately US $8000.

 

Story of Ashish:

 

Ashish from Jaipur finished his Master of Fine Arts Course from Hyderabad Central University.

 

In the last 2 Years from 2016 to 2018 while he was in Hyderabad Aarohi Blood Bank

almost every time ensured he get his 2 Units of AB+ Blood every fortnight.

We could give 26 Free Blood Issues to Ashish to help him during his academic years.

 

We thank all the Voluntary Blood Donors who helped us help Ashish & many others who are in need for Blood regularly through our project “Help Thalassemia Children Get Blood - Their Lifeline.”

 

Each of Ashish’s self portrait artwork reflects his mental status as a Thalassemia sufferer.

 

Ashish sharing his journey and the details of his work in this You Tube video:

https://youtu.be/qaNHgbZZ9Co

 

We have reached this milestone in our journey of helping Thalassemia children get blood all because of the generous individual donations and also the partnership of Global Giving.

 

Regards

Dr. Aditi Kishore

Founder - Aarohi


Attachments:

Project Report for Dec 2017, Jan 2018 and Feb 2018

 

Thanks a lot to Global Giving and all our supporters who have generously come forward to Donate in the year ending campaign of Global Giving and help us raise decent amount of funds.

The new year brought in new hopes and more energy to work for our cause. The year ended with struggle for Donors to donate blood. The year end festivities brought in some difficulties for Children with Thalassemia as they find it difficult to source blood for transfusion. With lots of people travelling and in festive mood there is an acute shortage of blood donors.

With the new year, we saw promises by people to pitch in for more voluntary Blood Donation as well as of funds. Led by the staff at Aarohi who willing filled the gap by donating. We also had lots of walk-in Donors who were motivated enough to leave their work and spare time to donate blood.  

The collective support of Blood Donors help us give Blood for transfusion to about 500 children in the last 3 months.

The children are relaxed and happy getting the Transfusion they require.

Team Aarohi Thanks All at Global Giving ! 

Your Support Makes our work Possible ! 

Happy Children
Happy Children
Regular Donor at Aarohi
Regular Donor at Aarohi

Attachments:

   

           Project Report for Sept, Oct and Nov. 2017

 

       Aarohi Blood Bank celebrates its 8th Anniversary:

 

It was in 2009 that we started this journey of promoting Voluntary Blood Donation at Aarohi Blood Bank to provide safe and free blood to Thalassemia Kids coming from the low socio economic strata of our society.

 

To provide blood and also to promote Voluntary Blood Donation we started conducting camps at various organizations – government, private and corporates. Over the last 2 years we have been able to maintain a steady supply to 2000 children every year.

 

We have progressed in ‘serving’ Thalassemia children from only 240 in 2010 to over 2000 in 2016 – an almost ten times’ growth

 

  • In percentage terms, from less than 20% of total donors (smaller base)  to over 36% (on a larger base) in this period, Aarohi contributes to a sizeable percentage of the affected community in and around Hyderabad

 

 

Celebrating 1 Year of Association with Global Giving:

A partnership with Global Giving in this one year starting from September 2016 has been heartening. A quick glance at the number of Thalassemia Children supported by Global Giving between the period October 2016 to September 2017 shows that nearly half of our beneficiaries were funded by contributions from Global Giving donors. The support of donors via Global Giving has strengthened our resolve to support more Thalassemia Children

We hope the support and contributions from Global Giving & all the donors help us in giving Free Blood to more and more Thalassemia Children in the forthcoming years.

 

 

Awareness on Thalassemia & Promoting Voluntary Blood Donation at Camps:

Aarohi Blood Bank during its blood donation camps emphasizes on creating awareness on Thalassemia and promoting Voluntary Blood Donation.

One such camp conducted at Sreedhar’s College of Competitive Exams, Ameerpet, Hyderabad where almost 1000 Students where addressed by Team Aarohi.

 

 

Continuing Technical Education:

In our endeavors to update the knowledge and skills of our staff on Transfusion Medicine we are conducting Monthly Technical Meetings where we learn a topic conducted by senior technician.

The Topics range from Donors Selection criteria, Camp SOPs, Blood Grouping to Blood Stock Management.

 

Team Aarohi Thanks All at GlobalGiving !

Your Support Makes our work Possible !

 

Dr. Aditi Kishore 

Project Leader

 


Attachments:
Team Aarohi Running in Support of Thalassemia
Team Aarohi Running in Support of Thalassemia

Project Report for June, July and August 2017

  

 Campaign to Create Awareness : Participation in Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017

Aarohi was the Charity Partner for mega running event, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017 where almost 20,000 Runners participated. There were nearly 40 runners running under the banner of Aarohi with the theme “Run to Save Thalassemia Children”.

 

Aarohi’s agenda for the run was :

  1. To create awareness on Thalassemia
  2. To promote Voluntary Blood Donation
  3. To raise funds for ABB to support Thalassemia Children

There were some serious runners running full marathon and half marathons. And then there were lots of them running 5 kms and 10 kms fun runs more to create an awareness about Thalassemia and the need for Donors for Funds and Blood. We had runners participating from all walks of life. From Corporates, Health care, Fitness Techies, all participated enthusiastically.

 

An Appeal to Runners : A Thalassemia Affected Youth Ashish talks to the runners.

https://youtu.be/9l15QqBbMsk

 Outcome: We saw people curious to know more about this condition which makes our campaign successful. We hope that the footfalls in the Blood bank increase with this campaign.

Young following the footsteps !!!

 

Marathon Runner !

 

Committed to the Cause !

 

We had several small campaigns in these 3 months with a total of 1275 Voluntary Blood Donors. We supported 499 blood Transfusions free of cost to children with Thalassemia.

 

Thank you Global Giving and all the Donors who have supported us through GG. Your support is integral for our sustainance.

Please continue the support and help us help these Little Children.

Young following the footsteps
Young following the footsteps
Marathon Runner Running in Support
Marathon Runner Running in Support
Committed to the Cause
Committed to the Cause

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Attachments:

  

Project Report for the month of March, April and May 2017.

 

Dear Donor,

Our project “Help Thalassemia Child get Blood - Their Lifeline” takes baby steps as it tries to motivate more number of people to Donate Blood Voluntarily and support Children with Thalassemia. We thank one and all who have supported us at our Camps, Awareness talks, Informal chats or social media and in making of the Short Film for creating Awareness on Thalassemia.

With your support, we continue to make improvements and achieve progress, as contemplated, in our road map for future. Our progress, with your support, is making us believe that we can achieve our goal of providing Blood free to children suffering from Thalassemia.

 

May 8th

World Thalassemia Day

Get Connected: Share Knowledge and Experience and Fight for a Better Tomorrow in Thalassemia

Keeping this year’s theme in mind, Aarohi worked with renewed effort in creating Awareness about Thalassemia. A number of sessions were held to make people aware about the existence of Thalassemia. People were spoken to individually, in small groups and in sessions.

 

 

A short film with community participation and volunteers was made specifically to create awareness. This film tells a story of a mother of 2 children with Thalassemia, their dreams and aspirations, their struggle to get Blood, while striving to lead as normal life as possible.  On the eve of World Thalassemia Day an Awareness Session with the Screening of this film was held at a Community Centre housing about 2000 families.

The film screening and awareness session was successful and the audience present thoroughly enjoyed the film.  

The talk was well received and lots of people showed interest in knowing more about this disorder.

Please watch the short film on the link :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtzDGuj-Kzo&t=723s

Our target is to support 200 children with Thalassemia with Blood. In these 3 months we issued 552 units to Thalssemia Children free of cost. May was a difficult month for us and the children as we were short of Donors who came forward to donate Blood.

 

                                             Month                  No of Transfusions

                                             March                   239

                                             April                     166

                                             May                     147

 

Voluntary Blood Donation Drives for the basis for the Blood collected by Aarohi. 18 camps were held in the last 3 months. Some big, some small. HSBC was a big supporter of Aarohi. We had 3 camps in the different buildings of HSBC with 400 + Donors from these camps.

Camps conducted

Serial No          Date                              Location                            Number of Donors

1                    06.03.17                  D.S. Research Center                        9

2                    08.03.17                  Volvo Service Center                        24

3                    15.03.17                  DRDO                                            198

4                    19.03.17                  Sai Baba Temple                              69

5                    22.03.17                  Mahindra and Mahindra                     30

6                    23.03.17                  HSBC                                            216

7                    01.04.17                  Kone Elevators                                26

8                    11.04.17                  Mahindra and Mahindra                     30

9                    12.04.17                  Synopsys                                        42

10                  16.04.17                  Mayflower Apartments                       26

11                  18.04.17                  HSBC                                             247

12                  21.04.17                  Rainbow Hospitals                            46

13                  04.05.17                  GE                                                  81

14                  09.05.17                  Mahindra and Mahindra                     27

15                 18.05.17                   Seneca Global                                  28

16                 24.05.17                   ADP – LCC                                     134

17                 25.05.17                   ADP – F 9                                        82

 

We have participated in the “Little by Little” Campaign of Global Giving and have managed to raise small amount of funds. We are thankful to the Donors who have shown faith in our activity and are supporting us. However, we are way short of funds needed and we appeal to all the generous donors out there to please contribute and help us reach out to more number of children.

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Location: Hyderabad, Telangana - India
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Aditi Kishore
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