There is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. But, blood donation has still not gained momentum, which has resulted in to blood shortage. Owing to which patients and their relatives in municipal and government hospitals face a lot of problems and run to the private hospitals in order to get blood.
According to The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC), there is blood shortage in Mumbai. Owing to which, SBTC has appealed Mumbaikars to donate blood. Also, on November 26, blood donation camps will be organised at all the railway stations.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Arun Thorat, assistant director, SBTC said, “”Every year 2,20,000 units of blood is expected to be collected in Mumbai. We are making all efforts to make blood available. Moreover, there are three thousand units of blood available in Mumbai. Owing to which, on November 26, blood donation camps will be organised at all the railway stations in Mumbai.”
He added, “Since, in the month of October and November, colleges have vacations, due to which there is less blood donation. Mumbaikars help people during emergencies. So, now Mumbaikars should come forward and donate blood to save lives of the needy patients.”
A tribute will be paid to the martyrs injured during 26/11 terror attacks, by organising blood donation camps at all the railway stations in Mumbai.
Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister has said that 3,000 units of blood available. He also said that contact, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) and the blood will be made available.