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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Apollo Hospital hosts blood donation camp on Independence Day

On the occasion of Independence Day, Apollo Hospital organised a blood donation camp at Bombay Bunts Association at Juinagar, Navi Mumbai

Apollo Hospital hosts blood donation camp on Independence DayA blood donation camp was help in Navi Mumbai to mark Independence Day. This camp was attended by 65 people. Most of the donors, were youngsters who had recently completed 18 years of age. This was the first time that they donated blood. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Nilesh Kadam from Apollo Hospital’s Community Connect […]

‘People should file complaint if a hospital asks for blood’

On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, My Medical Mantra talked with Dr Arun Thorat, Assistant Director of State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC). The officer claims that replacement blood donation in the form of deemed blood donation should be totally stopped

‘People should file complaint if a hospital asks for blood’He also said that people should come and register a former complaint with SBTC, if any of the hospital was found to be charging for more than the processing fee for blood or asks for replacement blood. In an interview with My Medical Mantra, Dr Arun Thorat spoke about the issues affecting the process of […]

World Blood Donor Day: Issues plaguing blood donation  

On the eve of International Blood Donation Day on June 14, the country is facing four problems which require attention, which the layman needs to aware about

World Blood Donor Day: Issues plaguing blood donation  At one end, there is wastage of blood while at the other end there is dearth of blood supply. While there are new apps for blood donors being developed each year, there also are those who operate ‘paid’ blood donation in the country. While hospitals are overcharging for blood, the government authority has no power […]

‘Send HIV patients to nearest ‘ICTC’ centre,’ AIDS control society to blood banks

Experts say there is a huge gap between the patients tested for HIV and those who return for the further treatment. So, the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society has come up with a new policy. It has asked the blood banks to send the patient to the nearest Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTC), as per the patient’s choice

‘Send HIV patients to nearest ‘ICTC’ centre,’ AIDS control society to blood banksWhen you go to a blood bank at a donate blood, the first thing the medical attendant does is to draw your blood for testing. But, few blood donors test positive for HIV and don’t turn up for the required counselling, when they are made aware of their condition. A number of times, it is […]

Thane blood bank selected for FB’s blood donation campaign

To create awareness on health, Facebook will soon introduce a new feature. Facebook is going to initiate blood donation campaign to encourage blood donation. In which users will be informed about health, about blood group and if one is in the need of blood. Then, Facebook will provide numbers of blood donors and the blood banks

Thane blood bank selected for FB’s blood donation campaignNow, Facebook has come forward to spread awareness regarding blood donation. In a new Facebook feature, the users will have to fill their medical history. New Facebook feature: Users should fill the information about their health. It will be important to mention the blood group. After registration, if the users require blood, they can post […]

Sion Hospital organises blood donation camp, amidst blood shortage in Mumbai

Less than a week ago, My Medical Mantra reported about the acute shortage of blood across blood banks across the city. There is some relief though, as Mumbai Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) organised a blood donation camp at Sion Hospital

Sion Hospital organises blood donation camp, amidst blood shortage in MumbaiMumbai is currently facing an acute shortage of blood. City blood bank officials, last week said, they are witnessing a drop in blood donors due to the lack of blood donation camps. In a positive turn of events, the Mumbai Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) organised a blood donation camp in Sion Hospital that was […]