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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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Pune: Doctors launch campaign to encourage people to donate blood

IMA 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

Joydeb 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 […]

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

Zainab 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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Patients who suffered from malaria can now donate blood after three years

With the aim to curb the spread of infection due to the blood transfusion. National Aids Control Organisation, has taken the decision. Earlier, people affected from Malaria were allowed to donate blood one year after the treatment. NACO has issued the directives to all the State Blood Transfusion Committee. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, […]

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