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Wrong blood given to patient; docs save her life

india Updated: Nov 17, 2006 00:05 IST

Eighteen-year-old Renu,  who was undergoing blood transfusion at a city nursing home on Thursday, had a narrow escape.

The blood given to Renu was different from her blood group. During the transfusion, her condition started deteriorating.

When the senior doctors of the hospital came to know of it, they treated the patient accordingly and saved her life.

The kin of Renu alleged that the problem occurred due to the casual approach of the Medical College Blood Bank officials. They put the blame on the blood bank resident doctors who gave them the wrong blood.

A resident of Gajner locality, Renu was admitted to the Shanti Nursing Home with the complaint of severe anaemia. The doctors advised her to undergo blood transfusion.

When Renu’s kin approached the blood bank, they were given B+ blood that was stored on November 15 and its storing number was 18428. But the blood group of Renu was O+.

The relatives of Renu lodged a complaint with the head of pathology Dr SN Singh. He ordered a probe into the incident. Dr Renu Jain was given the responsibility of conducting the probe.She immediately seized the blood sample that the relatives of Renu brought from the blood bank.