Why Choose Us

18 good reasons to choose Cure Thalassemia to do a Bone Marrow Transplant(BMT) for thalassemia:

1. Prof. Lucarelli,the worlwide authority,is scientific advisor
2. Dr. Sodani,co-founder and scientific coordinator
3. Our doctors have invented Bone Marrow Transplant(BMT) for thalassemia
4. Greatest experience in the world for BMT for thalassemia
5. More than 290 scientific publications on thalassemia
6. Moderators of the BMT area of Thalassemia Patients and Friends online forum
7. BMT done at Narayana Health/MSCC,one of the largest BMT unit in India and biggest cancer center in the world
8. We choose the right protocol
9. Best management of complications and side effects
10. Free advice on BMT to patients from all over the world
11. Free appointment with Dr. Sodani in Italy and India
12. Remote “second opinion” on BMT
13. Easy to be in touch with us
14. 100% focused on the cure
15. Passion for the cure of thalassemia
16. Social business,following Nobel Prize Prof. Yunus’ principles
17. Reduced price BMT to patients who can’t afford it
18. Co-founders cited in the books “Building Social Business” of the Nobel Yunus and “Social Business:Theory,Practice,and Critical Perspectives” of the California Institute for Social Business

1. Prof. Lucarelli,the worlwide authority,is scientific advisor
He is the worldwide authority in the field of the cure of thalassemia and the inventor in the 1980’s of BMT from matched donor. He is our scientific advisor.

2. Dr. Sodani,co-founder and scientific coordinator
He is Hematologist, BMT expert and inventor of BMT from haploidentical mother to child with thalassemia using protocol 30,who has done in the last 15 years more than 400 BMT in thalassemia with Prof. Lucarelli.
He is Cure Thalassemia co-founder and scientific coordinator.

3. Our doctors have invented Bone Marrow Transplant(BMT) for thalassemia
Prof. Lucarelli and Dr. Sodani have invented the BMT for thalassemia,both for matched and mismatched donor(haploidentical mother to child using protocol 30).

4. Greatest experience in the world for BMT for thalassemia
BMT for Thalassemia has been successfully performed since 1980’s on more than 3,000 patients worldwide. Prof. Lucarelli and his team did about 1.500 BMT’s (about 50% of all the BMTs done in the world) in the last 30 years;Dr. Pietro Sodani did about 400 of them.

5. More than 290 scientific publications on thalassemia
On PubMed,a free database managed by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics,there are 292 scientific papers co-authored by Prof. Lucarelli and 27 by Dr. Sodani.

6. Moderators of the BMT area of Thalassemia Patients and Friends online forum
We have a prestigious partnership with the Thalassemia Patients and Friends forum,the most important online forum for the thalassemia community worldwide,with more than 4,650 active members and 49,000 posts.
We answer questions and moderate the area of the forum entirely dedicated to Bone Marrow Transplant(BMT) and Cord Blood Transplant(CBT).

7. BMT done at Narayana Health/MSCC,one of the largest BMT unit in India and biggest cancer center in the world
Cure Thalassemia patients can do a BMT with the regular collaboration of Dr. Sodani at the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre,inside the Narayana Health Multispeciality Hospital in Bangalore,with 1,400 beds is one of biggest cancer center in the world,and has a 14 bed BMT center,one of the largest in India (more than 400 BMT have been performed since 2004). Narayana Health is a 6,000 bedded prominent Indian Hospital chain,the world’s largest heart hospital for children. Dr. Devi Shetty is the founder and chairman.

8. We choose the right protocol
Prof. Lucarelli has invented different protocols,according to the age of the patient,his health conditions,who is the donor,and some other variables. Some BMT centers use the same protocol for every patient,or they modify the original ones. To have the best success rate and the lowest risk,it is important to choose the most effective protocol,and this what our doctors do.

9. Best management of complications and side effects
In about 30% of the BMTs there might be complications,side effects or infections,and they are managed successfully,if the doctors react very quickly every time there is an issue,choosing the right therapy. Our doctors,with their huge experience,are the best in the world to manage these situations.

10. Free advice on BMT to patients from all over the world
Dr. Sodani gives his free advice via email to every thalassemia child and his parents in the world who want to have a BMT.

11. Free appointment with Dr. Sodani in Italy and India
Dr. Sodani meets for free patients who plan to do a BMT. It can be done in in Rome,Italy and in Bangalore,India at Narayana Health/Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre.

12. Remote “second opinion” on BMT
Even if you do a BMT for thalassemia in any other hospital in the world,except for the Narayana Health/Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre,we can give you our remotesecond opinion” via email,phone and videoconference,to let you have another point-of-view,and can be sure that the way the doctors are dealing with your BMT is the most appropriate.

13. Easy to be in touch with us
You can easily communicate with us via

In the future we will add any other useful digital tool.

14. 100% focused on the cure
Most thalassemia organizations deal with awareness,treatment and prevention. Other ones are involved in the cure of different disorders. We are 100% focused in the cure of thalassemia to allow patients to be thalassemia free,with no more transfusions needed. All our efforts and resources are dedicated to the cure of this disorder.

15. Passion for the cure of thalassemia
Our doctors have dedicated their entire professional life to thalassemia,its cure and the BMT.

16. Social business,following Nobel Prize Prof. Yunus’ principles
We are a social business,following the 7 principles of Social Business of the Nobel Prize Prof. Yunus. The goal is to address a social problem,and not to look for profit maximization. The investors cannot take any dividend;it is financially self-sustainable,without relying on donors’ money.

17. Reduced price BMT to patients who can’t afford it
Since we are a social business,we use the gross profit of the paying patients to be able to give some BMT at a significantly reduced price to a patient of a poor family. This model is called cross subsidization.

18. Co-founders cited in the books “Building Social Business” of the Nobel Yunus and “Social Business:Theory,Practice,and Critical Perspectives” of the California Institute for Social Business
Our co-founders,Pietro Sodani and Eugenio La Mesa,are both cited in the book “Building Social Business” of the Nobel Prize Yunus,whose chapter 4 is entirely dedicated to the Grameen-Cure2Children Social Business for Thalassemia,in which they have been deeply involved since the beginning;and in “Social Business:Theory,Practice,and Critical Perspectives”of the California Institute for Social Business at California State University Channel Islands in collaboration with Prof. Yunus.