Articles by K M Srinivasa Gowda

Dr K M Srinivasa Gowda is Chairman of the Bangalore Medical College Development Trust. He is also a former Registrar of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, a former Principal of KIMS and former Chairman of Bangalore Turf Club.

Every year,  on average, 150000 Indians are diagnosed to be suffering from blood cancers and diseases such as Lymphoma, Myelodysplasia, Thalassaemia, Aplastic anaemia, Sickle cell anaemia etc. For those afflicted, Bone Marrow Transplantation is the last resort. In 2016, however, only around 600 people could go for such transplant, which means that more than 1,40,000 or more people stared at an end with effectively no treatment. But why is it so difficult for patients with the above diseases to avail transplantation treatment? This is because the patient needs matching bone marrow from a healthy donor whose HLA type matches that…

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