Life Saving Stories

Prathama was conceptualized in late 90s. That was the period when Indian blood banking was going through a very rough patch. Requirement of blood by patients and patient’s relatives was seen as an emergency, anywhere in the country. Transfused blood was leading to an increase in infections such as HIV, Hepatitis and other transfusion transmitted diseases. On one side blood banks were ill equipped, ill managed and on the other side private profiteering blood banks squeezed money out of patients.

When humanity comes forward to save a human life, nothing is impossible…

When humanity comes forward to save a human life, nothing is impossible…

One day, a healthy Sumanben suddenly experienced a lot of pain in upper abdomen. After investigations, doctors diagnosed her with poly cystic liver disease. Liver cysts occurs in approximately 5% of the population. And out of these patients only about 5% ever develop symptoms.

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When unknown blood donors became one’s savior…

When unknown blood donors became one’s savior…

“Tobacco chewing is injurious to health & causes cancer”- a tagline we come across multiple times in our day to day life but ignore in the end. Same was the case with 29 years old Mr. Jaypalsingh Dhirubhai Darbar. He was admitted to Shubham Hospital and got operated for CA tongue and radical neck dissection.

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When the bags filled with RBCs gave life to two lives…

When the bags filled with RBCs gave life to two lives…

Dr. Manisha H. Doshi and Dr. H. Doshi are running Bimal Maternity & Nursing Home in Vasna area, Ahmedabad. One of their patients, Manisha Ben had become critical after normal child birth as she developed post partum haemorrhage (PPH). In this critical condition she was shifted to ICU in Parekh’s hospital for her further treatment. She needed a large number of blood components as she suffered from massive blood loss due to post partum haemorrhage.

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When life was hanging with a thin thread…

When life was hanging with a thin thread…

Child birth in a family brings with it a lot of happiness and celebrations. Parents always wish for a healthy child but some children unfortunately are born with birth defects. Happy world of Mr. Sunilkumar Narsindhi and Mrs. Seemaben Narsindhi came crashing down when they came to know that their one day old cute little girl is suffering from a birth defect known as gastroschisis. The little baby girl was admitted in Synergy Neonatal & Pediatric Centre.

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When an Hepatitis B patient needed Fresh Frozen Plasma…

When an Hepatitis B patient needed Fresh Frozen Plasma…

Taraben N Patel, a resident of Kalol was diagnosed with Hepatitis B. She was admitted at Shree Umiya Hospital, Ranip with a complaint of pain in the lower abdomen for few weeks. “Taraben was suffering from viral hepatitis and her prothrombin time (PT) level was increased, which measures how long does it take for blood to clot in bleeding problems due to an injury or any other reasons. During her treatment we needed fresh frozen plasma. Almost 16 units of fresh frozen plasma were transfused to Taraben”, said Dr.Chetan Nayak, her consulting doctor.

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