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Lesser camps, better planning for Rakta KrantiDue 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.
The following are some recommendations which we believe will help in reducing events of non-compliance in blood donation camps.
Regular blood donors are the cornerstone of blood safety and voluntary blood donation. The retention of blood donors is directly related with the experience they have when they come to donate blood. Quality, safety and donor retention are inseparable.
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.
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.
Last month we looked into various aspects on definition of an adverse event. Steps to help in grading of severity and categorisation of the complication was laid out in detail.