Keeping rising dengue cases in mind, Pune railway station to organise blood donation camp

With the rise in dengue cases, the hospitals need more platelet donations. Due to festive season, the blood and platelet donations go down. To tackle this, the Pune railway department has arranged blood and platelet donation camp on platform number one at Pune Railway Station on October 16 from 9 am to 5 pm

Keeping rising dengue cases in mind, Pune railway station to organise blood donation campWith the rising dengue cases in Pune, the hospitals need more SDP donations (platelet donations). Platelets are high in demand as they help in building the patient’s immune system. But with the festive season about to start, the blood and platelet donations go down. Considering these things, for the first time, the Pune railway department […]

#DonateBlood: Over 21 years, voluntary blood donation increased from 47% to 99%

With awareness and promotion of voluntary blood donation, voluntary donation has increased from 47% in 1998 to 99% in 2018-19 and is accompanied by a marked reduction in Transfusion Transmissible Infections . National Voluntary Blood Donation Day is observed in India consistently every year to share the need and significance of blood donation to help save the life of people

#DonateBlood: Over 21 years, voluntary blood donation increased from 47% to 99%National Voluntary Blood Donation Day is celebrated on 1st October in India every year. The theme for this year’s National Voluntary Blood Donation Day is – “At least Donate Once In A Lifetime”. In Mumbai, 3.12 lakh blood units were collected through 1,950 blood donation camp during 2018-19. Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society is celebrating […]

Make Aadhar card mandatory for blood donation, SBTC to blood banks

The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has issued a letter to all blood banks in Mumbai and Maharashtra. The letter states that the blood banks need to send a blood donor to integrated counselling and testing centres (ICTC) if their blood is detected with HIV

Make Aadhar card mandatory for blood donation, SBTC to blood banksThe blood banks had started to follow this in letter and spirit. But in some cases, it was difficult to send the HIV+ person to the ICTC centre as they mentioned a wrong address or number on the form. Hence, the SBTC has asked the blood banks to request the blood donor to present their […]

‘Inform blood donor about HIV status,’ SBTC to blood banks

The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has issued a letter to all blood banks in Mumbai and Maharashtra. The letter states that the blood banks need to send a blood donor to integrated counselling and testing centres (ICTC) if their blood is detected with HIV

‘Inform blood donor about HIV status,’ SBTC to blood banksWhen blood is donated, a blood bank runs a test on donated blood to ensure that it is HIV-free. At times, blood from a donor, is detected as HIV positive. It is the duty of the blood bank, to notify that particular donor that he has been detected with HIV. This is essential so that […]

Brother-sister duo tours Maharashtra to create awareness about blood donation

In a city like Mumbai, around 25,000 blood donors are required to fulfil its blood requirement every month. However, during summers, as people go on vacation, the city faces a shortage of blood

Brother-sister duo tours Maharashtra to create awareness about blood donation  Metro cities like Mumbai, Pune face the shortage of blood during summers as many people travel outside the city for vacations. In order to motivate people to donate blood, a brother-sister duo from Pune are on a Maharashtra tour to create awareness among people. Snehal and Manesh started their journey on May 02 and […]

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

On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, My Medical Mantra talked with Dr Arun Thorat, Assistant Director of State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC). The officer claims that replacement blood donation in the form of deemed blood donation should be totally stopped

‘People should file complaint if a hospital asks for blood’He also said that people should come and register a former complaint with SBTC, if any of the hospital was found to be charging for more than the processing fee for blood or asks for replacement blood. In an interview with My Medical Mantra, Dr Arun Thorat spoke about the issues affecting the process of […]

Summer vacations: Tackle blood shortage, appeals SBTC

The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the blood donors go out of Mumbai. For which, NGOs and charitable trusts should organise blood donation camps. Also, a meeting should be conducted with the ones who donate blood at the district level, said The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC)

Summer vacations: Tackle blood shortage, appeals SBTCThere 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. After KEM Hospital, Kandivali’s BMC run Shatabdi Hospital is facing blood shortage of A positive and AB positive blood groups. Now, […]

‘In last five years 28 lakh unit of blood disposed’

Replying to a question put forth in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel, stated the reasons for discarding blood and blood components, amidst blood shortage in India

‘In last five years 28 lakh unit of blood disposed’While India faces a shortfall of about 30 lakh units of blood annually, yet in the last five years over 28 lakh units of blood and its components were discarded by blood banks across India. Addressing the Lok Sabha regarding this issue, Anupriya Patel, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family, […]

Sion Hospital organises blood donation camp, amidst blood shortage in Mumbai

Less than a week ago, My Medical Mantra reported about the acute shortage of blood across blood banks across the city. There is some relief though, as Mumbai Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) organised a blood donation camp at Sion Hospital

Sion Hospital organises blood donation camp, amidst blood shortage in MumbaiMumbai is currently facing an acute shortage of blood. City blood bank officials, last week said, they are witnessing a drop in blood donors due to the lack of blood donation camps. In a positive turn of events, the Mumbai Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) organised a blood donation camp in Sion Hospital that was […]

Mumbai blood banks face acute shortage

Mumbai is experiencing a shortage of blood supply during this winter. The city blood bank officials said, they are witnessing a drop in blood donors due to the lack of blood donation camps 

Mumbai blood banks face acute shortageThere 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. But, blood donation has still not gained momentum, which has resulted in to blood shortage. Owing to which patients and their […]