Ten board students from Vadodara changed their blood before the board exams starting from 5th March in the city. The students suffering from Thalassemia go through the process at the centre situated in Alkapuri just two days before the exams. It is worth to be mentioned that there are nearly 200 such patients in the city and go through the process with the help from NGO’s and companies.
One patient from a village near Halol and another from Chota Udepur goes through blood transfusion process with the help of Wishing Factory and aid from private company. Both of them will be appearing in their 10th board exams starting from 5th March 2020.
One of the student said he wants to be a teacher and studying hard to pursue his dreams in life. Although he is suffering from Thalassemia but never let it overpower him and follow the instructions of his doctor to have medicines in time and eat right. He regularly comes for blood transfusion in Baroda and done it before the all important board exams.
The girl from Chota Udepur said she was born in a normal family and suffering from Thalassemia. Her only aim is to get higher education and become a doctor and serve patients like her life. She is working hard to score good marks in her 10th board and replace her blood before the exams. She thanked the Wishing factory to help pursue her dreams.
Wishing Factory manager Raisa Patel said the founder of the organisation, Parth Thakur also is a Thalassemia patient and started it to help patients like him to get blood, medicine and education free of cost. The centre at Alkapuri treat five to six patients and on Tuesday they changed the blood of two board students and one 11th standard student.
Dr. Vijay Shah from blood bank said there are around 200 Thalassemia patients in Vadodara and they help nearly 50 patients change their blood every month with the assistance from private companies. The blood they use is tested through Net process which is only they have in Baroda. Two such centres are in Ahmedabad and 22 places in India using the same procedure.