To combat dry period in blood banks, railways organise blood donation camps

Know about the top 4 health benefits of donating blood

Of course, this is just one of the many benefits blood donation provides. Not only will you be helping so many individuals who are in need of blood, including patients who are undergoing surgery, but you will also lower your risk of incurring various health conditions. Without further ado, here are the top health benefits […]

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To combat dry period in blood banks, railways organise blood donation camps

Pune: Retired bank employee to donate blood for 130th time

Today, Ram Bangad is a retired employee of Bank of Maharashtra, and runs a voluntary group named ‘Raktache Nate’ which has 50,000 volunteers attached to it. Be it any kind of emergency, his group arranges blood in many parts of Maharashtra. Now, they have started the movement for ‘free supply of blood for the poor.’ […]

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

With 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 […]

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#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 […]

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‘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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#DonateBlood: This man has donated platelets 403 times, saving countless lives

“Every platelet donor is a blood donor, but not every blood donor is a platelet donor. You need to be capable to donate platelets. Since I am capable, I consider it my responsibility to donate it. That’s why, I took a pledge to donate it twice a month.” Before donating platelets, Mahesh has been a […]

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How this ‘website’ can be the answer, when it comes to saving your pet’s life

Have you ever heard about blood donation in animals? No right? As a human being, we generally don’t pay attention to this subject. Shockingly, as much as 99% of pet owners would not know that animals, too, can donate blood. We are not aware of this issue due to lack of awareness among the masses […]

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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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