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Kenya to manage blood banks electronically

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:28

Kenyans will soon be able to ascertain about their blood donation suitability via an electronically generated short message, as a blood agency is preparing itself for a digital mechanism to monitor its blood banks.

Blood donation, better than pilgrimage: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 00:46

Terming blood donation "better" than pilgrimage, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday pitched for holding extensive donation campaigns to meet the shortfall in the blood units supply in the country.

HDFC Bank sets Guinness record in blood collection

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 21:01

The blood donation camp organised by HDFC Bank on December 6, 2013 involving 61,902 participants has found a place in Guinness Book of Records as the largest such drive on a single day.

Guj IAS officer weighed in blood

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 13:46

Spearheading a blood donation drive for last many years, an IAS officer was on Monday weighed in 79 litres of blood donated by 513 people at a village near here.

Mumbai University creates blood donors’ registry

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 16:38

University of Mumbai is creating a unique “registry” of student blood donors.

FAQ on ‘Blood Donation’ on the occasion of ‘World’s Blood Donor Day’

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:46

Blood is a constantly circulating fluid providing the body with nutrition, oxygen, and waste removal. Blood is mostly liquid, with numerous cells and proteins suspended in it, making blood "thicker" than pure water. The average person has about 5 liters (more than a gallon) of blood.

Motorcyle rally to Wagah to create awareness on blood donation

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 19:21

The rally will move through 150 districts of the country and later assemble at Wagha.

Tom Fletcher backs blood donation campaign

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2013, 14:42

Singer Tom Fletcher is urging his fans to give blood in a bid.

Ghaziabad administration forces closure of blood donation camp

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 00:39

District administration here on Sunday forced closure of a blood donation camp being organised by a Delhi-based NGO at Vasundhera Sector 11, as organisers had not taken permission.

`India faces huge blood donation deficit`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 18:49

India faces a whopping blood deficit of approximately 30-35 per cent annually.

World Blood Donor Day- save a life

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 15:34

As nations across the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day today, the 14th June, the main objective is to create awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, not forgetting to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving and compassionate gifts of blood.

`Blood agencies should be interconnected`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 20:14

A senior government official today advocated the need for revamping blood donation services saying that various blood agencies should be interconnected to ensure easy access.