Hemoglobin test is a very important factor to determine whether the donors, whether male or female are fit to donate blood. Drugs & Cosmetic Act permit blood banks to collect blood only when the donor has a minimum hemoglobin level of 12.5 gm/dl. That means no blood bank should take blood from the donors who has hemoglobin less than 12.5 gm/dl.
14-15 July 2017, Bangalore
“Sankalp”- A solemn vow of sheer hard work, determination, passion, vision and persistence to ensure that no individual ever dies due to lack of blood and to promote 100% Voluntary Blood Donation. A group of young students, who took this vow on 23rd May, 2003, have come a long way to celebrate the spirit of 1000 Voluntary Blood Donation Drives on 12th July, 2017.
“Sankalp”- A solemn vow of sheer hard work, determination, passion, vision and persistence to ensure that no individual ever dies due to lack of blood and to promote 100% Voluntary Blood Donation.
June 2017 was the a landmark month in Sankalp’s quest to ensure that no one suffers due to shortage of blood.
One would often wonder how Sankalp’s emergency team manages to handle a multitude of request of Bombay blood group day after day.
Just within June the organisation got 19 blood requests for Bombay group patients. These were requests for 34 units of blood with 26 requests indicating the need for immediate transfusion.
Picture from a few months back.
Thalassemia is an inherited genetic blood disorder that does not allow the production of normal healthy red cells.
Since last year Sankalp India Foundation had been requesting the Government of Karnataka to come up with a comprehensive policy for support for thalassemia.
Recently, there was a news of 35 patients who were undergoing regular management for thalassemia in Civil Hospital Jalandhar being detected with Hepatitis C. This is not the first time such news has come out in open. This news comes as a shock. Can something be done?