‘People should file complaint if a hospital asks for blood’

#DonateBlood: Ten mistakes to avoid when it comes to blood donation

Efficient medical care is impossible if blood transfusion services are not available; this makes up the crux of the modern healthcare system. The objective of the Blood Transfusion Services is to provide blood and blood products that are safe and adequate to meet the needs of a patient. Many times, at blood donation camps, one […]

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Display information on availability of rare blood groups online: State govt to blood banks

In a discussion in the Vidhan Parishad which went on for over half-an-hour on Friday, MLA Pravin Darekar had raised the question regarding availability of rare blood groups in blood banks. The state government is soon set to notify all blood banks in Maharashtra to maintain an online registry of rare blood groups online. This […]

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Blood banks in Mumbai to restart ‘Blood-on-Call’ service?

The blood-on-call project was discontinued in Mumbai, but it will soon start again, state health minister Eknath Shinde in the Vidhan Sabha. In 2013, this scheme was started on an experimental basis in Satara. The scheme received a positive response from people. In 2014, this scheme was started in Mumbai and all the other districts […]

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Ruby Hall Clinic’s blood bank receives NABH accreditation

This is the first and only blood storage centre in the country to have received this certification. The accreditation is preceded by an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained NABH assessors and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds NABH standards. These standards provide the framework to […]

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

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 […]

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Asking replacement blood donor a crime: SBTC

To find those hospitals who are insisting on a replacement blood donor from the patients’ relatives, the Maharashtra State Blood Transfusion Committee (SBTC) is conducting a survey. According to the officials, insisting for a replacement blood donor from the patient’s family is a crime. The SBTC has appealed the people, to come forward and file […]

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After KEM, Shatabdi Hospital faces blood shortage

There is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the […]

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