Vivek Oberoi donates blood
Vivek Oberoi donates blood

Actor Vivek Oberoi Saturday donated blood as part of a mega donation drive here.

Kenya to manage blood banks electronically

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

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.

Donate blood regularly to stay healthy: Harsh Vardhan

People can safeguard themselves against cancer and heart attacks by donating blood regularly, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said at an event here Saturday on the occasion of World Blood Donation Day.

PM asks youth to take lead in blood donation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for raising awareness about the importance of blood donation and asked his "young friends " to take lead in this.

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.

Guj IAS officer weighed in blood

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.

We need lakhs of blood donations each day: Azad

India needs lakhs of people to donate blood each day because of its huge population, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Friday, at a function marking International Blood Donor Week.

Mumbai University creates blood donors’ registry

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

Re-build society with safe blood transfusion: AK Walia

Delhi Health Minister AK Walia Friday said every blood donor is a hero, and urged volunteers to re-build the society with safe blood transfusion.

World Blood Donor Day: Poor health reduces women blood donors in India

While the overall number of blood donors in India has grown over the years, women constitute only a tiny 10 percent share owing to health problems like pernicious anaemia and low haemoglobin levels or being underweight.

In vitro blood cells could reduce need for donation

Researchers have identified a novel approach to create an unlimited number of human red blood cells and platelets in vitro, a key finding that could reduce need for blood donations.

President Pranab Mukherjee asks Indian youth to donate blood

President Pranab Mukherjee Friday called upon young men and women of the country to donate blood in a big way to ensure that not a single person in need of blood is left wanting.

Motorcyle rally to Wagah to create awareness on blood donation

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

`India faces huge blood donation deficit`

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

World Blood Donor Day- save a life

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`

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.

Poor collection of blood through donation camps

Orissa is one of the
poor performing states in collection of blood through donors.

Britain lifts ban on gay men giving blood

A lifetime ban on blood donation by men who have had sex
with a man was introduced in UK in 1980s.

Salman Khan donates blood at camp in Pune

Hailing the cause, Salman said, "Blood has no religion, and it is the most precious gift a human being can give."