SBTC directs blood banks in Maha to report amount of blood collected at camps

The notice has been issued to curb the wastage of blood. Mumbai witnessed an acute shortage of blood, especially during the summer months. During the past five years, 28 lakh unit of blood has been wasted due to various reasons

SBTC directs blood banks in Maha to report amount of blood collected at camps
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The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has issued a notice to all the blood banks in Maharashtra, to report about blood donation camp and a number of unit blood collected by them

Every single drop of blood plays an important role when it comes to saving a life. But, due to various factors every year a huge quantity of blood is going waste. In order to curb the wastage of blood, the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has issued a notice to all the blood banks across the state to report about a blood donation camp and unit of blood collected.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Arun Thorat said, “We have issued a notice to all the blood banks in the state. Henceforth, the blood banks will have to report about the blood donation camp and unit of blood collected to the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC).”

“This will help us in coordinating with all the blood banks across the state. If a blood bank has collected an excess quantity of blood, it can be distributed to the other blood bank as well,” added Dr Thorat

Reasons for the Blood wastage at the blood banks

  • Malaria, HIV positive, and Hepatitis-B contaminated blood
  • If the blood is stored for a longer period of time it goes to waste
  • If the collected blood is not stored properly, it has to be discarded

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