A Blood donation camp was organized by Integrated Counseling Testing Centre (ICTC) of Regional Ayuuvedic Hospital Paprola. On this occasion Dr. RK Sood District AIDS Prog. Officer stated that there is no substitute for blood. Regular blood donations are essential for keeping patients alive in hospitals. Most of the components of blood used for transfusions have a short shelf life, and maintaining a constant supply is a persistent problem. Without blood donations many would be dead’. Despite the advancement of civilization, humans still hesitate to donate blood. So the donors who come forward to save others’ lives are real heroes. Children suffering from thalassemia need repeated transfusions to keep them alive.
Dr Vinay Mahajan, pathologist cum Blood Bank In-charge CH Palampur addressing the potential donors stated that, any healthy person of age 18-60 whose weight is more than 50 kg can donate blood. Every two seconds someone in India needs blood, More than 50,000 blood donations are needed every day, one out of every 10 people admitted in a hospital needs blood. He appealed to all healthy person to come forward for this noble cause.
Dr V Kaul I/C ICTC Paprola stated that the donor gets satisfaction of having saved a precious life. And thanked faculty and students of Pvt. ITI Baijnath, staff and students of Rajiv Gandhi Ayurvedic College Paprola. 25 volunteers donated blood during the camp, organized under World Blood donor Month Campaign.
Risk of Unsafe blood from professional donors
In 1982 patients with hemophilia got HIV from blood transfusion in USA. After the supreme court of India banned professional donors in response to public interest litigation, blood safety has been strengthened. Under the National blood policy 2002, modernization of blood banks, awareness generation, training and research so that the availability of safe blood can be ensured.