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Meet to create awareness about Rare Genetic Disorders. 15 January, 2012 Lucknow, UP

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Rare diseases day celebrated at Chennai on Feb 28 2011

The Cause Ambassador of Lysosomal Storage Disorders Support Society (LSDSS) and noted Tamil film actor Karthi Sivakumar offered a glimpse of his philanthropicside at LSDSS– Live for a Cause event held at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kendra, Chennai. The actor donated the cash prize of Rs17.5 Lakh which he had won at the popular TV quiz game show ‘Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi’– to LSDSSto facilitate their efforts in helpingpatients receive much-needed diagnosis and critical treatment.

Occurring in about one-in-5,000 live births, Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) are a group of about 45 rare genetic disorders triggered due to the deficiency of specific enzymes in special compartments (lysosomes) of the cells. Most LSDs are managed through disease-specific supportive care measures. Six of the LSDs can now be treated by means of Enzyme Replacement Therapies. India presently has about 300–400 patients diagnosed with treatable LSDs. Tamil Nadu has 130 patients suffering from such rare genetic disorders; however, only 42 of these cases are treatable. Empathizing with the plight of LSD patients and their harried family members, Mr Karthi Sivakumar became the “Cause Ambassador” in 2011seeking to contribute to the cause of children afflicted with lysosomal storage disorders. Speaking to the media, Mr Sivakumar said: “We are a generous nation founded on a rich heritage of humanity. Each one of us should therefore helpsuch patients do wellby taking collective action. I am happy to be the voice of these children and contribute in whatever little way I can to support the Society.”

Mr Prasanna Kumar Shirol, President, LSDSS said: “We are pleased and grateful to Mr Karthi, who has stepped forward many times to support such children.A number of patients across Tamil Nadu suffer from LSDs but cannot afford treatment. Only government intervention can save these suffering persons and help them lead regular lives. Government support to finance the treatment of LSDs is the need of the hour and we hope this happens sooner rather than later so that it is not too late for some patients.”




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