Update data or lose license: SBTC to blood banks

Blood banks across the state will have to lose their license if they fail to update bloodstock on e-rakt kosh website. Officials from the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) said they have clearly instructed all the blood banks to upload their blood stock on website or else, they would lose their license. SBTC and the state DHS warned the banks they would lose their licences if things didn’t improve in 30 days

Update data or lose license: SBTC to blood banksThe State Blood Transfusion Centre (SBTC) has cracked a whip directing all the blood banks to update their information on the portal ‘e-rakt kosh’ The SBTC has issued the order last week, failure of which the license of the blood bank will be cancelled According to the SBTC officials, 50 per cent of the blood […]

Brother-sister duo tours Maharashtra to create awareness about blood donation

In a city like Mumbai, around 25,000 blood donors are required to fulfil its blood requirement every month. However, during summers, as people go on vacation, the city faces a shortage of blood

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 […]

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

The notice has been issued to curb the wastage of blood. Mumbai witnessed an acute shortage of blood, especially during the summer months. During the past five years, 28 lakh unit of blood has been wasted due to various reasons

SBTC directs blood banks in Maha to report amount of blood collected at campsThe 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 […]

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

Earlier, patients were allowed to donate blood one year after completing the treatment. The National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has amended the rules of the blood donation for patients affected by malaria

Patients who suffered from malaria can now donate blood after three yearsWith 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, […]

SBTC to blood banks: Display information on storage and pricing

The State Blood Transfusion Committee (SBTC) has directed all the blood banks across Maharashtra, to display information of available blood units and group name at the entrance of the blood bank centre. The decision will help benefit thousands of patients who require blood for various medical reasons

SBTC to blood banks: Display information on storage and pricingWe often read about relatives of patients who run around the city to arrange for blood. At times, they end up losing precious amount of time in going from one blood band to another, only to be turned away due to shortage or non-availability of blood. To remedy this situation the State Blood Transfusion Council […]

‘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 […]

‘In last five years 28 lakh unit of blood disposed’

Replying to a question put forth in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel, stated the reasons for discarding blood and blood components, amidst blood shortage in India

‘In last five years 28 lakh unit of blood disposed’While India faces a shortfall of about 30 lakh units of blood annually, yet in the last five years over 28 lakh units of blood and its components were discarded by blood banks across India. Addressing the Lok Sabha regarding this issue, Anupriya Patel, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Mumbai ready to tackle blood shortage this festive season? 

The festive season is right around the corner and the State Blood Transfusion Council is anticipating the blood shortage in the city during this period and has directed the blood banks in Mumbai to make necessary arrangements. Keeping this situation in mind, the blood banks and individuals are planning to organise blood donation camps as this tends to happen in October every year

Is Mumbai ready to tackle blood shortage this festive season? The festive season is right around the corner as Dussehra and Diwali are just a few days away. And the State Blood Transfusion Council is anticipating a blood shortage in Mumbai during this period and has directed blood banks in the city to make necessary arrangements, keeping this situation in mind. “May and October are […]