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Voluntary donations help heart patient Dolma’s treatment

Blood Donors Association expresses gratitude to all donors

TSEWANG RIGZIN

LEH: Blood Donors Association of Ladakh on Sunday expressed gratitude to all donors who supported heart patient Tsewang Dolma with financial support through donation.
Dolma, a mother of four children, was treated in Delhi after being diagnosed with heart disease.
On reaching Leh cured after being treated at AIIMS, Dolma also thanked everyone who helped with her treatment.
Quarantined in Leh for a week since she returned from Delhi, she will be now heading towards her village Henasku in Kargil district to reunite with her family members.
“Tsewang Dolma belongs to an underprivileged family and therefore she had no source of income for her treatment,” Phunstog Riyoung, a member of Blood Donors Association said, adding that expenses for her treatment was going to be very costly.
He said that when volunteers from Blood Donors Association came to know her financial conditions, they got its genuineness verified from the village representatives of Henasku and later launched a campaign on social media requesting financial help for her treatment.
Within days of the campaign, more than enough money was credited into her bank account and this managed her treatment at AIIMs in Delhi. He thanked all donors and also those who supported the patient in Delhi.
Talking about the need of Blood Donors Association, active member of association, Tsewang Rigzin Snyimo, said that Blood Donors Association is a Leh based association of individuals who felt the need for having a platform primarily to help arrange bloods for patients at SNM hospital.
He informed that in the last four years the association helped arrange more than 1000 pints of blood.
The association has also started helping needy patients like Tsewang Dolma as and when required.
Advocate Mohd Nasir and Gyatso Spituk also addressed media and thanked everyone who supported Tsewang Dolma during her treatment.

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