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Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, have developed a material called ‘Hemostat’. It is a starch-based ‘hemostat’ developed to stop rapid blood loss during accidents, as it physically absorbs excess fluid and concentrates the natural clotting factors in blood. The product possesses increased absorption ..
Bombay blood group is a rare blood group first discovered in Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1952 by Dr Y M Bhende. How it is different from ABO Blood Group System? A, B, AB and O are the four most common blood groups. Each blood group is characterized by a presence of antigen which determines which ..
Topics: ABO blood group system • Blood • Blood transfusion • Blood type • Branches of biology • Cis AB • H antigen • Hematology • Hh blood group • Human blood group systems • Medical specialties • Transfusion medicine
Drug-maker Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd has become the first company to launch Romiplostim in India under the brand name Romy for the treatment of chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP). ITP is an autoimmune blood disorder which leads to low platelet counts. The newly-launched drug will cost just one-fifth of the price of the current medication. It is ..
Topics: Blood • Branches of biology • Cytopenia • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura • Medicine • Orphan drugs • Platelet • Rare diseases • Romiplostim • Thrombocytopenia • Thrombopoietin receptor agonists • Transfusion medicine
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 ..
Topics: Blood • Blood donation • Blood donation in India • Blood transfusion • Body fluids • Hematology • Medical specialties • New Zealand Blood Service • NHS Blood and Transplant • Transfusion medicine • World Blood Donor Day
The World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed every year on May 17 to spread awareness about the disease that the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls a “silent killer” and “global public health issue”. The 2019 theme “Know your numbers” is meant to raise awareness about high blood pressure in people across the world. The idea ..
Topics: Artery • Blood • Blood pressure • Cardiovascular system • Circulatory system • Complications of hypertension • Heart • Hypertension • Labile hypertension • Medical specialties • Stroke • World Hypertension Day
The World Thalasseamia Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 8 to raise awareness about this ailment among people all over the world. The day is also dedicated to commemorate thalassemia patients as well as encourage those who struggle to live with the genetic disorder of the blood. The 2019 theme is “Universal access ..