This man has donated platelets 403 times, saving countless lives in the process

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

This man has donated platelets 403 times, saving countless lives in the process“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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