Jamshedpur: Voluntary blood donation showed 12 per cent increase over last year�s collection at Jamshedpur Blood Bank which collected 37098 voluntarily against total collection of 49197 units which also went up by 5 per cent over last year�s collection.
Total 426 blood donation camps were organized in which 35361 units were collected showing an increase of 31 per cent increase over last year�s collection of 26989 units collected in 404 camps. There was also 5 per cent increase in conducting of camps over last year�s camp.
Female donors came forward in large number showing 13 per cent increase over last year�s collection. This year 1361 units of blood were collected from female which was just 1196 last year.
Male donors also went up by 4per cent donating a total of 47836 units of blood this year as compared to 25841 units last year A total of 8390 units of blood were supplied free during the year to Thalassaemia, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell patients, Poor patients showing the increased charity by Jamshedpur Blood Bank. It went up by 10 per cent over last year�s free supply.
The number of centurion blood donors in the city currently remains to be 34 with four more likely to join the club soon. Jamshedpur Blood Bank conducted four batches of training programme on Safe Blood Transfusion Practice for Medical Officers, Staff Nurses, and Laboratory Technicians posted across different blood banks of the State in order to create awareness towards the Safety measures for Hospitals, Patients and Blood Banks.
Jamshedpur Blood Bank has always been focussing on quality rather than quantity of blood, not Voluntary Blood Donation but Safe Voluntary Donation and each donor should reveal all heath conditions before donation. Donation of blood should be without any consideration.