In collaboration with Manav Sewa Sangh Prem Niketan Hospital, Cure2Children created the first unit for the cure of thalassemia by bone marrow transplantation in Jaipur which started its activity in 2012. Since than a total of 65 BMTs have been carried put with very good results. This transplant unit, called the South East Asia Institute for Thalassemia or SEAIT, was the first ever in Rajasthan, an Indian state with 60 million people and several thousand children with thalassemia major and other diseases curable by bone marrow transplantation. SEAIT has also succesfully embarked in partially compatible (haploidentical) BMT from parents in cases in whom a fully compatible sibling is not available, all 4 cases enrolled in the lates portocol are all doing well opening the way to the cure of almost all thalassemic children.
SEAIT transplant unit is self-sustainable, being acknowledged and funded by the regional Rajasthani government. This is a great achievement in line with the operational principles of C2C: that is to contribute to sustainable projects with the aim of providing treatment and assistance to non-affording families.
Updated 2 October 2017