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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

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

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

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

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

HC asks state govt to keep a tab on pvt blood banks

A division bench of the HC comprising of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala passed an order in this regard on a PIL moved by one Ashok Naik.


Assam: Three suspended for HIV infection in govt hospital

Three officials,including a government doctor holding charge of the blood bank,were placed under

Advanced cancer treatment in city hospitals gives rise to platelet demand

Most donors being students,blood banks conducting camps to ensure no shortfall when schools and colleges are shut in summer.

Blood banks sell plasma,make a killing

Fifty-two blood banks in Gujarat have been extracting plasma from the blood collected through donation and have earned Rs 11.35 crore by selling the same to private pharmaceutical companies in the last three years,according to a state government affidavit filed in the High Court Monday.

Blood stored for more than 3 weeks may be harmful

Blood banks consider six weeks to be the maximum permitted storage time of blood for use in transfusion.