We have designated limited fund for the welfare of poor and deserving patients who are in need of the diagnostic tests done at GRC. We are pleased to announce that our collaboration with the Punjab Thalassaemia Prevention Programme (PTPP) has enabled us to offer free of cost service to almost all of those who come to GRC with request for prenatal diagnosis of thalassaemia. The PTPP has been very generous in extending the free prenatal diagnosis to patients coming from provinces other than Punjab. Over one thousand couples have enjoyed free prenatal diagnosis during the past couple of years. Our collaboration with the Cure 2 Children (C2C) Pakistan provides opportunities for availing the free of cost packages for extended family screening of thalassaemia. This facility has also been enjoyed by nearly one hundred medium to large sized families with thalassaemia.