Post-pandemic, blood collection still plummets in state

The state blood collection for the last year has dipped 50 percent compared to 2020, data shows. Bengaluru: Every two weeks, Gagandeep Singh scrambles for blood donors in Bengaluru. Davangere-based Jagadish travels 250 kilometres to reach Bengaluru for his blood transfusion. Dhanya is asked for a blood replacement every time she gets a transfusion in […]

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Covid-19 fear: Thalassemia patients can’t get blood

Voluntary blood donation in Bengaluru has decreased drastically resulting in blood banks seeking replacement donors. Bengaluru: For those suffering from thalassemia—a blood disorder wherein the body doesn’t synthesis enough hemoglobin, decreasing the blood’s ability to carry oxygen—getting consistent access to blood is vital. Patients require an average of one bag of blood every 15 days, […]

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