Only 2 percent more Indians donating blood will address shortage

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?

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.

Delhi govt assures free blood transfusion to thalassemic child

The city government on Thursday assured the Delhi High Court that it will provide free blood transfusion to an eight-year-old child suffering from Thalassemia.

New Thalassemia testing kit launched

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

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

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

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.

About to get married? Go and get yourself tested for Thalassemia!

When most of the children in the age –group six –ten years are busy playing and enjoying their childhood to the fullest; Amit Shankar (name changed) is lying on a hospital bed being administered blood transfusion for thalassemia. This is a common routine for the six year old for he has to visit a blood transfusion clinic every three –eight weeks to maintain his haemoglobin level.

Guj HC orders CBI probe in HIV-infected children case

The Gujarat High Court ordered a CBI inquiry in a case where 23 children suffering from thalassemia contracted HIV allegedly during blood transfusion at Junagadh Civil hospital last year.

`Summer vacations bring drought in blood banks`

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

Notice to Guj govt in thalassemia case

The case came to light when 23 thalassemic children tested positive for HIV, allegedly due to failure of authorities to ensure supply of non-contaminated blood.

Guj: HIV-infected kids to get free treatment

The state government has informed
the Gujarat High Court that 21 thalassemia-affected kids from
Junagadh, who allegedly contracted HIV during blood transfusions, could get free treatment in four state-run hospitals.

Guj: 23 thalassemic children test HIV positive

Twenty-three children
suffering from thalassemia have tested HIV positive at
Junagadh Civil Hospital, officials said.

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