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Blood seized from collection centre was infected: lab report

Blood seized during a recent raid by Lucknow police from a gang dealing in illegal blood trade was infected.

lucknow Updated: Aug 30, 2009 14:50 IST

Blood seized during a recent raid by Lucknow police from a gang dealing in illegal blood trade was infected.

The fact was revealed by the test reports of the blood samples received on Saturday from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), official sources said in Lucknow on Sunday.

"SGPGIMS laboratory, in its report, had confirmed that all the samples sent for testing were infected and poor in component," the sources said.

On August 22, Lucknow police had busted a gang involved in illegal blood trade and arrested six persons from Thakurganj area where they were running a collection and distribution centre.

Of about 70 units of blood seized, four were send to SGPGIMS for tests as the date of collection and expiry was not mentioned on all the bags.

While one of the four samples was infected with Hepatitis B, the others had bacterial infection, sources said. The haemoglobin level in all the samples was merely four to five gram per cent indicating that the blood was procured from professional donors, they said.

It was also found, during the analysis, that the blood group of the content was different from that mentioned on the bag, sources said.

However, the report did not specified anything about presence of animal blood in the samples as alleged.