Red blood cell: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

First Plasma Bank of India to be set up in Delhi

Published: June 30, 2020

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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Anaemia among men is a major public health problem: Report

Published: November 12, 2019

According to a recent study aimed at determining the prevalence of anaemia among men in India, it has found that 23.5% of men had anaemia, ranging from mild to moderate to severe degrees. The study published in Lancet Global Health recently. Among the states,the highest prevalence of anaemia among men was in Bihar while the ..

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2019 edition of World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD)

Published: June 21, 2019

The World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD) is observed every year on 19th of June to raise public awareness about the sickle cell disease and its treatment methods. Sickle cell disease is an inherited form of anaemia in which red blood cells are not able to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. Government has organised several ..

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2019 edition of World Thalassaemia Day (WTD)

Published: May 8, 2019

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 ..

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2018 World Thalassaemia Day (WTD)

Published: May 14, 2018

The World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 8 to raise awareness about this deadly disease and the importance of blood donation. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in the blood in which the body produces abnormally low Red Blood Cells (RBCs) which are the protein carriers. The disease causes a number ..

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