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Our study of complications related to blood donation being published in Asian Journal for Transfusion Science

What do we do as a voluntary organisation when we confront with a problem that affects the donors and the interest of voluntary blood donation as a whole? There are choices. There is the choice to create awareness about the problem and hope that someone will take notice and solve it.

News and Updates from August 2015

Lesser camps, better planning for Rakta Kranti

Due to a patriotic fervour gripping the city around Independence day the number of blood donation drives in were far too many. At such times, Sankalp takes a stand not to organise too many drives. This ensures a balanced supply of blood without overloading and leading to possible wastage.

Rationalizing Donor Deferrals

Voluntary blood donation drives are the cornerstone of a continuous supply of safe blood in India. Organising a voluntary blood donation drive means not only making necessary infrastructure arrangements but also creating awareness and education among a large potential donor pool to motivate them to come forward and donate blood.

Thalassemia Management offers unique opportunities for Quality Assessment of blood banks

Thalassemia management offers a unique opportunity for measuring the quality of blood transfusion services. Children suffering from thalassemia who are on chronic transfusion therapy generally come back to the same centre for treatment and management. This enable insights into blood transfusion medicine which otherwise may be very difficult to get.

Do we really need fresh blood?

In India the demand for fresh blood units  especially in case of cardiac surgeries has been a major challenge for the voluntary blood donation program. Though vast majority of associated clinicians agree that there is no need for so called fresh blood units  but still the hospitals involved in cardiac surgeries continue to demand 'fresh' units.