For most of us, ‘THALASSEMIA’ is just another term that we have read somewhere or heard about. However, in stark reality, thousands of patients battle Thalassemia on a regular basis, all through their lives. Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder that leads to an excessive destruction of red blood cells, which results in anaemia. Children with Thalassemia require lifelong blood transfusions, as often as every three weeks and may need a daily dose of medicines to lead a almost normal life.I want to be a life saver and help those with Thalassemia through this crowdfunding campaign.
For over 3 decades now the Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST as its known was established by the Rotary Club of Bangalore and TTK Group of companies), has been providing blood banking services and blood transfusion to patients from all over Karnataka & the surrounding states. All the medical services provided by BMST are top-notch, and are made available free of cost to many patients who come to their premises, seeking help.
The only treatment option for those diagnosed with Thalassemia is regular blood transfusion (sometimes twice a month). Each transfusion costs about INR 2000 (two thousand) including crowdfunding charges.
HELP ME IN RAISING INR 20000 TO HELP COVER THE BLOOD TRANSFUSION COSTS FOR 10 INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING FROM THALASSEMIA.
About me & this campaign:
I am RHUTHWIK GIRISH NARGUND and I study at the Chrysalis High in Varthur, Bangalore.
A few weeks ago, our school conducted a lecture during which they informed us about a crowd-funding program which is designed to help raise funds for children with Thalassemia. Once I was informed, and understood the problem, I decided that I wanted to contribute to the community and help the poor patients who are suffering. This is my attempt to help the poorer portion of the society who do not have many of the tools and amenities that we have.
I realized that one does not have to donate a huge sum of money to help the community grow. I found out that a simple sum of INR 2000 is enough to save the child’s life! And with INR 20,000 the lives of ten people can be saved! Furthermore I believe that a child should receive healthcare regardless of anything that sets them apart from the more privileged portion of society.
While Thalassemia results in a patient suffering, with the right treatment and transfusions this patient can live a normal life. So with all of this said I implore you to donate at least a small amount of money which will be used to assist a child fight through Thalassemia.
By funding this campaign, you are eligible for tax breaks as BMST is a registered NGO & you can avail benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is also accepted as they are FCRA compliant.
Headquarter : New Thippasandra Main Road, HAL 3rd Stage, New Thippasandra, Bangalore
Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST) is a not-for-profit charitable trust established by the Rotary Club of Bangalore and TTK Group of Companies in 1984 to provide the blood banking services. The day-care transfusion facility that caters to Thalassemia patients has been in operation since 1991 and the control and prevention program was started in the year 2010.
About Rotary Club of Bangalore:
Rotary Bangalore is part of a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting changes in communities at home and abroad. Rotary Bangalore along with its members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, they are committed to always working to better our world.
About TTK Group:
The TTK Group, is an Indian business conglomerate with a presence across several segments of industry including consumer durables, pharmaceuticals and supplements, bio-medical devices, maps and atlases, consular visa services, virtual assistant services and health care services. The TTK Group was started in 1928 by T. T. Krishnamachari, and is largely owned by the family.
Will we get to know details of the people who benefitted?
Yes you will get basic information about how many people were funded and when, while respecting their PRIVACY . After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to BMST. It will take from 30 to 120 days after that to get details of who the beneficiary was. BMST can share the personal details of the beneficiaries only if they give written consent.Otherwise at some details like contact number, age of the patient and so on can be shared. Once I get this information from the team at BMST I will update the information on the campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
What are the crowdfunding charges?
Fueladream charges 2% for the payment for the payment gateway and 10% as crowdfunding charges. With GST of 18% the total comes to 14.36% . There is also an initial fee of 3000 INR which is being waived for us. Of the INR 20,000 a net amount of INR 17128 will be transferred to BMST which will take care of treatment of 10 patients for a month .
When do I get the tax receipts?
It takes upto 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to BMST. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an Idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such a pooling of funds.
You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries & Tax benefits if it involves a registered NGO.