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No shortage of blood: Hospitals

Hospitals in the city, where the injured were admitted, said they did not face shortage of blood and were well equipped to deal with the situation.

mumbai Updated: Jul 14, 2011 01:58 IST

Hospitals in the city, where the injured were admitted, said they did not face shortage of blood and were well equipped to deal with the situation.

“We have sufficient blood for all our patients, our blood banks are well-equipped and our officers are in touch with other blood banks,” said Sagar Sakle, chief medical officer of Bombay Hospital. Nine patients have been admitted at Bombay Hospital and one was brought dead.

Police officers had claimed that Bombay Hospital had requested for blood from JJ Hospital, but both hospitals denied this.

At KEM Hospital in Parel, where six patients were admitted, the hospital said it was well stocked, but had asked for more blood in case a need arises. “We had enough blood in stock for the patients who were admitted but have asked for more just in case we face shortage later on,” said an official at the hospital’s blood bank.

At Hurkisondas and GT Hospitals, people came to donate blood after they heard about patients being admitted to hospitals after the blasts.

“My son and I went to the hospital to find out if they have any blood requirement after we heard about people being admitted. We left our numbers with them in case they need us,” said Mayur Jain, a businessman from Marine Lines.

GT Hospital said they had 55 units of blood but used just one for operating on one patient who required a laprotomy.

“To be on the safe side, we informed St George and Cama Hospitals and will collect blood from them if the need arises,” said Aditya Sadawarte, resident medical officer at GT Hospital.

An official at the state blood transfusion council said they had not received any emergency blood requirement request.