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Establish blood banks in districts which need it: Maha govt to SBTC

  With 341 blood banks in Maharashtra, this makes it the state which has the most blood banks. Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have little over 200 banks. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, SBTC Joint Director, Dr Arun Thorat, said, “Most of the banks in Maharashtra are concentrated in cities like Mumbai, which has […]

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Display information on availability of rare blood groups online: State govt to blood banks

In a discussion in the Vidhan Parishad which went on for over half-an-hour on Friday, MLA Pravin Darekar had raised the question regarding availability of rare blood groups in blood banks. The state government is soon set to notify all blood banks in Maharashtra to maintain an online registry of rare blood groups online. This […]

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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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SBTC directs blood banks in Maha to report amount of blood collected at camps

The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has issued a notice to all the blood banks in Maharashtra, to report about blood donation camp and a number of unit blood collected by them Every single drop of blood plays an important role when it comes to saving a life. But, due to various factors every year […]

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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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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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Summer vacations: Tackle blood shortage, 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. After KEM Hospital, Kandivali’s BMC run Shatabdi Hospital is facing blood shortage of A positive and AB positive blood groups. Now, […]

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