Author: Dr. Paramesh Banerji

Thalassemia (also called Cooley's Anemia) actually encompasses a diverse group of genetic blood diseases with various complications. This is a most challenging disease with virtually no permanent treatment. The only real treatment is periodical replenishment of blood through transfusion.

We are working very hard on this disease. So far we have had some limited success and two distinct treatment strategies have been designed. We have found these to work on a good percentage of cases. However, though this percentage is small it should be compared to what is available from conventional medicine where there are virtually success has not been achieved.

We are listing below only a handful of cases from the hundreds that have been treated by us, to illustrate the point.

As can be seen from the citings, the patient's need for blood transfusion has gradually diminished or stopped. At the same time the patient's haemoglobin count gradually rose and allowed him/her to lead a normal life.


A 4 year old girl

The girl was brought to us for treatment, having needed a blood transfusion once every 3-4 weeks. After 6 months of our treatment her Hemoglobin level (Hb) increased from 5.8Gm% to 7.6Gm%. Furthermore she has not needed a blood transfusion during these 6 months. And the continuing trend is upwards. In addition, her Hepatosplenomegaly (a condition of enlargement of both the liver (hepatomegaly) and the spleen (splenomegaly)) also were greatly improved. She is living a normal life.

A boy of 7

The boy has been under our treatment for 5 years during which time he has not needed blood transfusion for over 5 years. During this time his Hb level increased from about 5Gm% to over 9Gm%. He is living a normal life.

A 6 year old girl

The girl is currently still undergoing blood transfusion each month. However her lowest Hb level each month has improved from 4.8Gm% to 7.8Gm% (the patient has to do a blood transfusion every month due to non-availability of blood).

A girl

The girl had required transfusions each 6 months. She has now not required transfusion since 2001.

A 2 year old boy

The toddler's hypersplenism with sepsis and epistaxis is now relieved and feels much better.

A young woman

The woman has not required blood transfusion under our treatment since she came to us as a girl in 1998. Her Hb had been 4.8Gm% but was greatly improved. Her last blood test (before she no longer required our treatment) was 7.2Gm%. By then she was much better and living a normal life. Her previously enlarged spleen had become normal in size.

A 27 year old woman

The woman is improving. Before our treatment she required a blood transfusion every 15 days. After being with us for some time her first transfusion was after 7 months.

A 35 year old woman

The woman is improving. Her Hb was 5.9Gm% when she came to us. After a year her Hb was 10.9Gm% and no blood transfusion was required.