‘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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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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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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Asking replacement blood donor a crime: SBTC

To find those hospitals who are insisting on a replacement blood donor from the patients’ relatives, the Maharashtra State Blood Transfusion Committee (SBTC) is conducting a survey. According to the officials, insisting for a replacement blood donor from the patient’s family is a crime. The SBTC has appealed the people, to come forward and file […]

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Jharkhand: State govt announces 4-day special leave for blood donors

The state government of Jharkhand, India, has announced a special 4-day paid leave to the blood donor for donating blood. In order to curb the acute shortage and to promote the blood donation drive in the state, the government has taken this decision. In order to give a major boost to the blood donation drive […]

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Blood donation is my duty to mankind,’ say Mumbai police constable

‘Blood donation is my duty to mankind,’ say Mumbai police constable

Meet Mumbai Police Constable Balraj Salokhe, since 2008, he has played an active role towards blood donation. The 42-year-old has donated blood for at least 20 times. He was recently felicitated by the Maharashtra Police force for his contribution towards helping save lives through this small, yet, noble gesture. He was commended by Atul Chandra […]

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