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 […]

‘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 […]

Pune: Doctors launch campaign to encourage people to donate blood

Rising temperature and the start of summer vacation is always a hindrance for voluntary blood donation, making the blood supply go down during summer each year. The IMA Pune is also going to conduct blood donation camp at such places such as housing societies, colleges or companies.

Pune: Doctors launch campaign to encourage people to donate bloodIMA Pune is arranging motivational speeches and awareness drives to increase blood donation in city. Doctors will go to IT companies, housing society, colleges and deliver lectures there. Dr Sanjay Patil, President of IMA Pune said, “From next week onwards we would be starting a campaign where our doctors would give motivational speeches and will […]

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 […]

Gautam Gambhir appeals people to donate blood for Indian Army

I Am Still Human is a social organisation which will be organising a blood donation camp with and for the Indian Army. This program will take place on Sunday, March 24 at the historic India Gate in New Delhi. Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has requested his fans and people of the nation to come forward and donate blood

Gautam Gambhir appeals people to donate blood for Indian ArmyWhen we see or witness attacks like the ones done in Uri and Pulwama in Kashmir, our blood boils when we see terrorist massacre our soldiers. There is an outpouring of grief and posts of gratitude on social media. But now is the time you can prove your love towards the soldiers of the country […]

Blood donation: It’s not just Blood, It’s Liquid Life

We all know that there is no substitute for human blood but how many of us donate blood regularly? As per the last study, India fell short of 1.9 million units of blood which is equivalent to 60 tankers or 66,000 litres of blood

Blood donation: It’s not just Blood, It’s Liquid LifeWe all know that there is no substitute for human blood but how many of us donate blood regularly? As per the last study, India fell short of 1.9 million units of blood which is equivalent to 60 tankers or 66,000 litres of blood. What makes the situation furthermore critical is the growing demand for […]

Salute! CRPF Braveheart donates blood saves life of a wounded Naxal  

They are sworn enemies when it comes to the battlefield, but in a rare instance humanity won over the day, when a CRPF constable chose to donate blood to save the light of a wounded Naxal

Salute! CRPF Braveheart donates blood saves life of a wounded Naxal  Naxals and CRPF jawans have fought many times in the past and are at loggerheads with each other. But in a commendable humanitarian gesture, a CRPF constable named Rajkamal donated blood to save the life of a Naxal in Jharkhand. The encounter wherein the Naxal was wounded took place at Soma Purti in Jharkhand. There […]

Man cycles from Kolkata to Mumbai to raise awareness about blood donation

Most of us are well aware that blood donation can help save precious lives. Yet very few people willingly come forward to donate their blood. This happens due to certain doubts or misconceptions which people have. Now, a 49-year-old man from Kolkata has travelled all the way from Kolkata to Mumbai to spread awareness about this noble cause

Man cycles from Kolkata to Mumbai to raise awareness about blood donationJoydeb Roth had departed from Kolkata on October 05, 2018 and reached Mumbai on December 28. Today, he visited blood banks in KEM and JJ Hospital. He met with the officials of the blood banks. On his journey, he travelled across Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Delhi, Haryana, and eventually reached Mumbai. He has […]

02-year-old girl with world’s rarest blood type, prompts global search for donors

Zainab Mughal, a 02-year-old girl from Florida, is sick and needs a blood donor with the same rare blood she has. A global search is underway for a compatible blood donor. Earlier this year, Zainab was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive and rare form of cancer that mostly affects babies and young children

02-year-old girl with world’s rarest blood type, prompts global search for donorsZainab Mughal has some of the rarest blood in the world. She’s been battling cancer, and to survive, she’s likely to need blood transfusions from seven to 10 donors who haven’t all been found. That’s because they are as rare as she is. Only people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent who have the same […]
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