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First Plasma Bank of India to be set up in Delhi

On June 29, 2020, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that his government is to set up a plasma bank in Delhi to fight COVID-19. The bank is first of its kind in the country. Highlights The bank will collect blood samples from those who had recovered from COVID-19. Blood plasma will be segregated ..

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GoI launches eBlood Services Mobile Application

On June 25, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the eBlood Services Mobile Application. The application was launched by the ministry along with the Indian Red Cross Society. Highlights The bank will help in easy access to blood during the current COVID-19 pandemic time. Using the application, an individual can seek blood ..

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FDA approves Convalescent Plasma Treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has approved the use of Convalescent plasma collected from patients recovered from COVID-19 to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients. The idea of the method is to inject plasma with antibodies into critically ill patients for them to gain immunity against the virus. Highlights The Convalescent plasma ..

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2019 edition of World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)

The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is observed every year on June 14 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors. The 2019 theme “Blood Donation and Universal Access to Safe Blood Transfusion” is a component of achieving universal health coverage. The slogan – Safe Blood ..

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June 14: World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day observed every year across the world on June 14 to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. It also seeks to raise awareness of need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. The theme ..

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