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

A 62-year-old retired bank employee would be donating his blood for the 130th time on Saturday. He first donated his blood in 1977, when he saw a young girl losing her life due to lack availability of blood. He then started working to create awareness on blood donation

Pune: Retired bank employee to donate blood for 130th timeToday, 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.’ […]

Know about the top 4 health benefits of donating blood

Did you know that someone is in need of blood transfusion every three seconds? It’s true. In fact, about 20 per cent of the recipients are children, some are cancer patients while others are accident victims

Know about the top 4 health benefits of donating bloodOf 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 […]

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 […]

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

World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14, every year. The theme for 2018 is ‘Blood Connects us All’ with a goal to motivate people who have never given blood to begin doing so, particularly young people. Thus it is important to know the things we should avoid while donating blood

#DonateBlood: Ten mistakes to avoid when it comes to blood donationEfficient 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 […]

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

A 48-year-old Thane resident named Mahesh Shirodkar donated platelets for the first time in 2006. In 2008, he made it a pledge to donate platelets twice a month. Since then, he has donated platelets more than 400 times. On the occasion of #nationalvoluntaryblooddonationday we bring you his inspirational story

#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 […]

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 […]

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

Finding a blood donor and suitable blood for an animal has become a daunting task ahead for the veterinary doctors. As there is not much awareness about blood donation in animals, and animal lovers are not aware about animal blood donation. Animal Bloodline is trying to change this by act as a bridge between people whose pets require blood and people whose pets donate blood

How this ‘website’ can be the answer, when it comes to saving your pet’s lifeHave 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 […]

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

Maharashtra Health Minister Eknath Shinde assured the legislative assembly that the blood-on-call scheme in Mumbai will be restarted  if the demand for blood goes up

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 […]

World Blood Donors Day: ‘Access to safe blood is essential for every individual’

To highlight the need to enable access to safer blood amongst patients, a roundtable was organised in Pune at Jankalyan Blood Bank. The roundtable also discussed at length the need to build awareness on the significant burden on the healthcare system due to the cost of treatment of Transfusion Transmitted Infections (TTIs), once contracted

World Blood Donors Day: ‘Access to safe blood is essential for every individual’Every year, June 14, marks World Blood Donors Day, to highlight and encourage voluntary and repeat blood donation to ensure the quality of blood units donated, whilst impressing upon the need to use safe processes and technologies in blood screening to contain the spread of Transfusion Transmitted Infections (TTIs). Blood transfusion is an important aspect […]
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