The D.R.O.P.S Foundation visited many communities new & old in various provinces in the country. Medical Camps were set up to treat over 200 patients in each community in Raddegodawatte , Thambagalla, Maradana, Thalduwa, Chilaw/ Tissogama, Manuwangama & Nachchikalliya . Additionally, Health awareness & Environment Protection campaigns were also held to Educate the communities.
One of our main highlights during our visit was the community in Raddegodawatte, in the Kurunagala region. Our volunteer doctors together with the local doctors treated more than 2000 patients for Thalassemia & other medical cases.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your body doesn’t have enough normal, healthy red blood cells. Thalassemia is inherited, meaning that at least one of your parents must be a carrier of the disease. It’s caused by either a genetic mutation or a deletion of certain key gene fragments. Sadly, we came across over 150 patients young & old suffering from this condition.
It was a great pleasure to once again hold hands with the ‘Warehouse Project’ in Colombo and we look forward to our project to help build an IT lab which will help many youngster to improve there education.
We would like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to all our doners & volunteers for the great support.