The IMSRF Foundation
As a pioneering blood bank in Saurashtra (est 1981), Life Blood Center also noticed a disturbing trend in Saurashtra very early.
A very large number of repeat blood unit transfusion cases were due to a single disease: Thalassaemia. It was shocking and saddening that the general awareness of Thalassaemia was very low. Something that was detectable by a simple test and preventable by counseling was claiming a lot of lives.
To put a stop to that and raise the health standards of the society, Life Blood Center established the Indian Medical Scientific Research Foundation (IMSRF) for Thalassaemia diagnosis. The primary goal of the IMSRF is to make people of Saurashtra aware of this potentially fatal disease and thereby spread education regarding its prevention.