Raju works as an unskilled laborer and Ganga is a housewife, they live in a small village in the Dharwad district. Yashwant was born in 2009, 2 years after their marriage, and when he was just a few months old he started getting sick frequently and getting paler and paler.
At the local hospital he was diagnosed with thalassemia, the family had to travel 25 km to have their child transfused. Eventually they were referred to our center at the People Tree Hospital in Bangalore. Yashwant's sister was found to be fully compliant, funds were raised, and he was transplanted on June 26, 2019.
He received his last transfusion on 9 August 2019 and has been doing well ever since.