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Only 2 percent more Indians donating blood will address shortage

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 15:02

Despite being a country with a population of 1.2 billion, India faces a blood shortage of 3 million units. The problem can be addressed if an additional two percent of Indians donated blood, health experts say.

World Thalassemia Day: How can it be prevented?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 19:22

Do you know what Thalassemia is? It is a genetic blood disorder caused by the weakening and destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.

New Thalassemia testing kit launched

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 10:01

The Health Ministry Tuesday launched a new kit for detecting Thalassemia in order to meet the need for affordable and sensitive testing options for affected children.

New mutant gene discovery to help research

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 18:53

Chinese doctors have discovered and registered a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia, in a first of its kind advance worldwide that enriches the gene database to assist researchers find a cure for the genetic disease.

Awareness programme on umblical cord blood donations

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 21:13

With huge requirement of cord blood to carry out stem cell therapy on Cancer and Thalassemia affected children in India, a woman`s centre here today joined hands with a stem Cell Bank to create awareness on umbilical cord blood donations among families expecing a baby soon.

Declare thalassemic patients as disabled: Himachal trust

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 20:40

Shimla-based public welfare trust Umang Foundation Wednesday asked the state government to include thalassemics in the category of disabled so that they could avail facilities being provided to the physically challenged.

World Thalassemia Day: More couples going for pre-marital test

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 14:50

Anshu Gupta, a school teacher, ensured her fiance got himself tested for thalassemia before tying the knot so that their children don`t suffer from the hereditary blood disorder. Doctors say many couples are now coming forward to undergo pre-marital thalassemia test.

`Summer vacations bring drought in blood banks`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 19:07

Most of Delhi`s blood banks face a shortage particularly from April to August, as many of these rely on student donors.

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