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Bombay Blood Group

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 ..

Intas becomes India’s first company to launch Romiplostim to treat chronic ITP

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 ..

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 ..

INMAS, Delhi develops ‘combat drugs’ to reduce casualties in Pulwama type attacks

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, ..

2018 World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)

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 ..

2018 World Thalassaemia Day (WTD)

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 ..

June 14: World Blood Donor Day

June 14: World blood donor day observed across the globe  Objective:  To spread awareness about the need for safe and secure blood supplies. The day provides an opportunity to draw public attention to the importance of blood donation for saving lives. Theme for 2012: “Every blood donor is a hero” Union Health Ministry of India ..