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Donating blood in the pandemic: Find out everything about doing it safely

June 23, 2021 1:15 pm

If a person is experiencing fever or sore throat, they must report it before considering blood donation, a doctor advises

Blood shortage in Maharashtra: State govt agency appeals to blood banks to hold more camps

March 18, 2021 12:02 am

The SBTC believes that the coming summer months may prove to be a challenge as people are not likely to turn up for donations.

Mumbai: Donation camps stalled, shortage at 51 blood banks

May 14, 2020 3:28 am

A major camp for all blood banks is held every April in Bandra, when over 5,000 blood units are collected. On Labour Day, too, several blood banks hold similar camps. These drives were not held this year to ensure social distancing.

Coronavirus: People with thalassemia face "blood shortage", appeal for blood donations

April 15, 2020 7:00 pm

Thalassemia major patients, caregivers as well as Indian Red Cross Society have appealed to people to come forward and donate blood amidst coronavirus concerns.

Blood banks don’t have licences, proper test kits: CAG indicts Uttarakhand CM who is also health minister

December 19, 2019 4:02 am

While the report on blood banks was submitted in June 2018, the CAG said, a reply was awaited till August 2019. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat holds the Health portfolio.

Blood Pressure

April 12, 2019 11:44 am

Blood banks operating without licences, lack of an advanced screening test and a regulatory body struggling with staff crunch — blood transfusion in the capital needs a shot in the arm. Indian Express reports.

CAG report: Half of capital’s blood banks don’t have a valid licence

April 04, 2018 4:55 pm

CAG report: In the capital, blood is available at 68 blood banks, of which 11 are managed by the Delhi government, nine by the Centre, three by the municipal corporations, six by voluntary organisations, while 39 are private, including those run by private hospitals.

Curb blood, food adulteration, drug problem: Telangana CM to officials

July 17, 2017 5:37 am

The CM instructed the officials to curb the drug problem with an iron hand. “In this shady business, don’t leave any one. Any politician, even if there is a Cabinet minister involved, book cases against him,” Rao told officials.

Maharashtra govt to set up 207 blood banks in rural areas

April 29, 2016 2:31 am

Currently, only district hospitals house blood banks, forcing patients from rural areas to travel all the way to nodal centres.

Plan for hi-tech test to screen donated blood unviable, shelved

August 11, 2014 5:08 am

After three stages of screening, only two firms submitted final bids, forcing “non-competitive” test prices to be proposed.