Doctor's Speak

When should I consider transplantation for my child with thalassemia?
By Dr. Lawrence Faulkner. Director Sankalp-People Tree Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Bangalore, India and Medical Coordinator Cure2Children Foundation Florence, Italy.

The decision whether to undergo BMT might be a difficult one for many families and patients.


Can one donate blood with diabetes, cholesterol, controlled blood pressure and after cured tuberculosis?

Medical Conditions and blood donation

As per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and guidelines from national blood transfusion council the medical conditions mentioned for deferral is vague and incomplete and hence the medical officer has got the discretion to take or defer donation based on recent developments in modern medicine.  

According to Dr Sunder Periyavan, Additional Professor, Officer in charge, Transfusion Medicine Center, NIMHANS, Bangalore -