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Summer vacations bring drought in blood banks: Experts (June 14 is World Blood Donor Day)


June 14th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Every summer, 10-year-old Aditya's parents face a tough time trying to arrange two units of 'A negative' blood for their thalassemia-afflicted son as the student ... Read more...

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UAE centre collects 3,500 units of blood


April 6th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 5 (IANS/WAM) A UAE blood donation centre has collected over 3,000 units of blood in collaboration with the University of Sharjah in the first quarter of 2012.Mahra Al ... Read more...

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Blood from stem cells likely within next decade


October 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Artificial blood sourced from stem cells could be administered to organ transplant patients within the next decade.A research team has developed a method of taking adult ... Read more...

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27 killed in Darjeeling bridge collapse


October 23rd, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 22 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and 60 injured when an overburdened old bridge collapsed in the Bijonbari area of West Bengal's mountain district of ... Read more...

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New rules for bio-medical waste management


September 25th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To ensure safe and proper management of bio-medical waste, the environment ministry has proposed new rules under which all health institutions are required to obtain ... Read more...

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Twitteratti offer help for blast victims


September 7th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Offering all possible help - be it blood donation, information on missing people, emergency numbers or the latest update - web users came together Wednesday ... Read more...

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Twitteratti come to Mumbai blast victims’ aid


July 14th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Updating information about the injured or those missing in the Mumbai blasts and offering help of all kinds, the virtual world platform Twitter is being ... Read more...

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Patients given infected blood in Punjab


July 9th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana (Punjab), July 9 (IANS) Around 30 thalassaemic patients have been administered Hepatitis C-infected blood in various cities of Punjab, a hospital said Saturday.The thalassaemia patients, who require regular transfusion ... Read more...

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Delhi blood banks to get advanced testing technique soon


June 14th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi government will soon introduce the nucleic acid testing (NAT), an advanced method of testing blood to detect the AIDS virus, in ... Read more...

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Voluntary blood donation increases in Haryana


June 14th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 13 (IANS) Voluntary blood donation in Haryana has recorded a significant increase - from over 56 percent in 2008 to nearly 91 percent in 2010 of the total ... Read more...

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Haryana to give ID cards to haemophilic children


April 17th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Children suffering from haemophilia in Haryana will get identity cards so that they can avail facilities provided by the state government, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ... Read more...

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Poll panel relaxes rules for blood donation camps


April 9th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday modified its ban on political parties organising blood donation camps in poll-bound West Bengal, ruling such events can be held voluntarily."The commission ... Read more...

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X-rays, ECG facilities planned in Maharashtra rural hospitals


March 24th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Maharashtra will augment medical facilities in non-metro cities and rural areas of the state, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar announced here Wednesday while ... Read more...

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Arrange blood for pregnant HIV-positive woman: Court to hospital


January 14th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed the Lady Hardinge Medical College and Sucheta Kriplani Hospital to immediately arrange blood for a pregnant HIV-affected woman who has been ... Read more...

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Grey’s Anatomy: Going Into A Recap


January 8th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
'Grey’s Anatomy' had the episode opening with the couples and their present state in their relationships.After a gunman goes on a shooting rampage at a nearby campus, the doctors of ... Read more...

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Outdated blood testing contributes to HIV among thalassemic kids


January 7th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Hundreds of thalassemic children get infected with HIV-AIDS every year during crucial blood transfusions as most blood banks, including the Indian Red Cross, are not ... Read more...

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Blood donation bus launched in Haryana


November 8th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Haryana launched a state-of-the-art mobile blood donation unit Monday, with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda driving the air-conditioned bus for a short distance to inaugurate its operations."This is ... Read more...

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Indian-led team transforms human skin into blood cells


November 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, an Indo-Canadian researcher and his team have successfully transformed human skin into various blood cells.The breakthrough is likely to ... Read more...

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Himachal orders probe into blood wastage


October 26th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 26 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday ordered a probe into the dumping of 75 units of blood by a government-run medical college in the past couple of months, a ... Read more...

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Azad inaugurates “State of the Art Blood Mobile” van on National Voluntary Blood Donation Day


October 1st, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the first "State of the Art Blood Mobile" van at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here on ... Read more...

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Blood donation awareness campaign launched in Chennai


September 24th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sep 24 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu government has launched a blood donation awareness campaign to encourage the youth of the country to donate blood and save lives.The drive is aimed at ... Read more...

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Reprogrammed human blood cells could help in disease research


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Cells from frozen human blood samples have the potential to be reprogrammed to an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, revealed Whitehead Institute researchers.These cells can be multiplied and used to study ... Read more...

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India needs young blood donors: Health Minister


June 14th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Expressing concern that blood donation in India was way short of the level in developed countries, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday urged the youth to come ... Read more...

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Summer brings drought of blood donors: Experts (June 14 is World Blood Donors Day)


June 13th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Six-year-old Anushka suffers from thalassemia and requires regular blood transfusion. However, arranging one unit of 'A negative' blood has become a nightmare for her parents, ... Read more...

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Voluntary blood donation low in Kerala, say experts


June 13th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) Concerned over the low rate of voluntary blood donation in the state, the Kerala State Blood Transfusion Council (KSBTC) is launching a massive drive to create awareness among ... Read more...

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Uddhav’s blood-donation camp is blood-sucking exercise: Raj


May 9th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Sunday slammed Shiv Sena's recent blood donation camp in Mumbai as a "blood-sucking exercise" which would not help solve ... Read more...

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Blood bank’s license cancelled for giving HIV+ blood


April 28th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) The licence of a blood bank in Andhra Pradesh was cancelled Wednesday after it gave HIV positive blood to a police constable injured in a road accident.Jagruti Blood ... Read more...

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Scientists make major breakthrough in diagnosis of parasitic diseases


April 28th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new diagnostic approach that will help in the fight against Chagas disease, one of the most deadly parasitic diseases in the world.Chagas disease is ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh cops herald New Year with blood donation


January 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 1 (IANS) Policemen in Uttar Pradesh ushered in 2010 in a noble way, donating blood Friday with a New Year's resolution to "save more and more lives". Policemen in Uttar ... Read more...

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VHP launching helpline for Hindu pilgrims


December 21st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 21 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is to start a toll-free helpline service in India for Hindu pilgrims and tourists to help them in booking low-cost accomodation, hiring vehicles ... Read more...

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Jharkhand enhances security ahead of elections


November 24th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 24 (IANS) Four Indian Air Force helicopters have been pressed into service to ensure peaceful polling in Wednesday's first phase of Jharkhand's assembly elections, police said. Strict security arrangements have been ... Read more...

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Chandigarh plans blood collection centres in malls


October 10th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 10 (IANS) Popular malls in Chandigarh may no longer be places for just shopping and whiling the time away. If health officials here have their way, the malls could soon ... Read more...

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Adulterated blood racket: Raids across Uttar Pradesh continue


August 26th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Police and health officials Wednesday continued raiding hospitals and pathology labs across Uttar Pradesh, four days after the arrest of six men here in connection with a racket ... Read more...

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Blood trade racket: Pathology lab raided in Uttar Pradesh


August 24th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 24 (IANS) Lucknow Police Monday raided a private pathology lab in the state capital where the six men arrested Saturday normally supplied adulterated blood, officials said.Police Saturday arrested six people ... Read more...

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India 3 mn blood units short in tackling health emergencies


June 14th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi June 14 (IANS) India needs around nine million units of blood every year to tackle several health related problems but faces a shortage of at least 33 percent, a medical ... Read more...

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