I am happy to inform you that Italian Ambassador in India, Daniele Mancini, visited Cure2Children’s STOPThalassemia Center in Jaipur, India last month. The center, which now has local ownership, is run through the South East Asia Institute for Thalassemia (SEAIT) and offers bone marrow transplantation to cure children suffering from thalassemia.
The Cure2Children Foundation in collaboration with Manav Sewa Sangh Prem Niketan Hospital, also called, the South East Asia Institute for Thalassemia, or SEAIT, established the first and only bone marrow transplant (BMT) unit in Rajasthan, a state in India with 60 million people and several thousand children with thalassemia major and other diseases curable by bone marrow transplantation. To date, ten bone marrow transplants have been performed, free of cost at this center. All of the center’s first ten transplanted children are doing well and no longer suffer from thalassemia. They are all cured.
Accompanied by his wife and several aid workers, Ambassador Mancini visited the center, met with some of the cured children and some patients under treatment. Several of our existing donors and supporters also met with the Ambassador at a small reception. The Ambassador asked several thoughtful questions and was quite excited about our work.
The Cure2Children Foundation, SEAIT and thalassemia patients express sincere gratitude to Italian Embassy in India as this trip of the Ambassador will help us raise the profile of our center and help us achieve greater heights.
Click this link to read the testimonial of His Excellency Daniele Mancini about our center during his recent visit.