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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
To reduce casualties in Pulwama type attacks & warefare, the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) has developed a range of ‘combat casualty drugs’ that can extend the golden hour till the trooper is shifted to hospital. INMAS is a medical laboratory of DRDO. The spectrum includes bleeding wound sealants, super absorptive dressings, ..
The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is observed every year on June 14 across the globe to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The day also strongly encourages more people to donate blood so that the donor population does not decline and patients requiring transfusion have timely access to safe ..
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 ..