Mumbaikars: Come forward to donate blood, appeals SBTC

Due to the blood shortage in municipal and government hospitals, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has appealed Mumbaikars to donate blood. Owing to which, on November 26, blood donation camps will be organised at all the railway stations in Mumbai

Mumbaikars: Come forward to donate blood, appeals SBTC  There is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. But, blood donation has still not gained momentum, which has resulted in to blood shortage. Owing to which patients and […]

Mumbai: 3,000 units of blood available, says Dr Deepak Sawant

In the last three days, In Mumbai, in all the blood banks 2,500 to 3,000 units of blood is available. If the blood of respective blood group is not available. Contact, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) and the blood will be made available, said Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister

Mumbai: 3,000 units of blood available, says Dr Deepak SawantThe population of the state is 11.13 million and according to the criteria of World Health Organization, one per cent of the blood collection is required and the state needs 11 lakh units of blood. Last year, Maharashtra secured first place in the country through blood donation. As 16, 17,000 units blood was collected. As […]

Mumbai blood banks face acute shortage

Mumbai is experiencing a shortage of blood supply during this winter. The city blood bank officials said, they are witnessing a drop in blood donors due to the lack of blood donation camps 

Mumbai blood banks face acute shortageThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. But, blood donation has still not gained momentum, which has resulted in to blood shortage. Owing to which patients and their […]

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizens

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death across the country. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won't work as it should. Surviving a stroke and coping up with the health challenge. On the occasion of World Stroke Day, on October 29th, a Navi Mumbai Hospital started a new initiative of connecting about 60 stroke patients through the medium of Facebook, through a support group to tackle it

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizensStroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. According to the World Health Organization’s Report of Top 10 causes of death says Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are […]

Top 4 myths & stereotypes about health you should drop right now

New Year is a time for a fresh start, so let’s start by putting to rest certain medical myths and stereotypes. Some of them are simply silly, while others are harmful

Top 4 myths & stereotypes about health you should drop right nowMyth: Shaving makes hair grow back quicker and thicker Most of us heard this myth for the first time in middle school, and there are adults who still believe it. But no, shaving does not affect how your hair grows. There are many reasons this myth became popular. For starters, young people start shaving around […]

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctors

The condition known as hematohidrosis is a rare disease characterised by blood oozing from intact skin or mucous membranes, such as from inside the nose. Symptoms can include sweating blood, crying bloody tears, bleeding from the nose, or bleeding from other skin surfaces, according to the National Institutes of Health's Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. There is no known cure for hematohidrosis

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctorsA young woman in Italy has a rare and mysterious condition that causes her to sweat blood, according to a new report of her case. The 21-year-old told her doctors that, over the last three years, she periodically experienced bleeding from her face and palms, without any cuts or skin lesions. These bleeding episodes typically […]

This is why your skin doesn’t leak all your blood and guts

It may seem impossible that sweat can leave but other fluids cannot. Science, however, has the answer to how we keep it all on the inside

This is why your skin doesn’t leak all your blood and gutsOur bodies are giant sacs of blood and guts. But unless we are impaled, we don’t spring a leak and empty out everywhere. It may seem impossible that sweat can leave but other fluids cannot. Science, however, has the answer to how we keep it all on the inside. DNews host Jules Suzdaltsev explains that […]

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare gift

Bhai dooj is a festival which celebrates the unique bond that a sister and brother share. The loving bond of a brother and sister is one of the most important relationships of all and the brother swears to protect his sister from all the difficulties. Acting promptly to this, a brother who gifted to his sister by donating his kidney is happy to see his sister back on track

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare giftOn bhai dooj, when sisters generally get gifts like cash, chocolates, clothes and so on, Rama*, a 30 year-old computer engineer has got a new lease of life. All thanks to her brother who came forward and donated his kidney. A brother donating an organ to the sister is a rare sight. But, for Rama, […]

Mumbai cop felicitated for donating blood for the 50th time

Mumbai police work round the clock. Despite of heavy rains, festivals and so on. Police are always on their toes to serve the citizens. Similarly, for Pundalik Awhad, a constable of Sewree police station, blood donation is of prime importance along with citizen's security

Mumbai cop felicitated for donating blood for the 50th timeDonated blood is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments which is why we need you to donate blood. Likewise, Pundalik Awhad, a police constable of Sewree police station has donated blood for 50 times. But, he understood the importance of blood donation due to a life changing incident. His daughter was […]

Blood banks launch ‘Operation Rediness’ to avoid blood shortage in Mumbai

Through 'Operation Rediness' private donors will be encouraged to donate platelets and blood banks will store it. Blood platelets have a shelf life of only five days. Hence patients, as well as blood banks, are often seen scampering for these during the emergency

Blood banks launch ‘Operation Rediness’ to avoid blood shortage in MumbaiThe blood banks in Mumbai are going to be prepared to tackle blood-related health adversity. A federation of 45 Mumbai based blood banks has started a unique campaign called ‘Operation Rediness’. All the major blood banks of Mumbai have come forward to proactively take necessary steps to avert any blood and blood platelet crisis. “Rainy […]