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The couple feels people who have recovered from Covid should come forward and help others in any form possible

Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee lead by example; donate plasma for Covid-19 patients

By Kavita Awaasthi | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:19 PM IST
The actor couple donated plasma recently and urge people to be aware and still be vigilant while stepping out.
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A health worker takes test tubes with plasma and blood samples after a separation process in a centrifuge during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America.(REUTERS)
A health worker takes test tubes with plasma and blood samples after a separation process in a centrifuge during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America.(REUTERS)

Pune hospitals find plasma therapy effective in moderate Covid-19 patients

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:27 PM IST
ICMR study has found that this therapy is not as promising in bringing down the mortality rate
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The BJP service week theme is ‘70’ as part of which the party would hold 70 virtual rallies in each district and the party cadres would add 70 people in each district to the cause of serving the masses. (Photo HT)
The BJP service week theme is ‘70’ as part of which the party would hold 70 virtual rallies in each district and the party cadres would add 70 people in each district to the cause of serving the masses. (Photo HT)

UP BJP workers donate blood, plasma to mark ‘service week’ for PM’s birthday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:36 AM IST
The party’s state secretary Subhash Yaduvansh, who also is the chief of UP BJP youth wing, said the donation drive was aimed at ensuring that the poor and needy got blood and plasma.
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King George’s Medical University is understood to be the first institute in Uttar Pradesh to use plasma from asymptomatic people to treat active Covid-19 patients.(HT PHOTO)
King George’s Medical University is understood to be the first institute in Uttar Pradesh to use plasma from asymptomatic people to treat active Covid-19 patients.(HT PHOTO)

Lucknow’s KGMU pins hopes on asymptomatic donors for Covid-19 plasma therapy

By Gaurav Saigal| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 10:06 AM IST
Although these donors have developed antibodies for the Sars-Cov-2 virus, they have never tested positive for the Covid-19 infection earlier nor were they hospitalised.
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Inspector General of Police (Range) Prayagraj, KP Singh launching the website of police mitra.(HT PHOTO)
Inspector General of Police (Range) Prayagraj, KP Singh launching the website of police mitra.(HT PHOTO)

Police mitra launches website to provide blood to needy patients

By Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Police Mitra is a voluntary blood donor group set up by a policeman three years ago which has helped save lives of hundreds of poor patients through blood donation in Uttar Pradesh and other states,
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Blood banks across the world are dependent on voluntary donations from healthy individuals to meet demand for blood and its components.(AP file photo)
Blood banks across the world are dependent on voluntary donations from healthy individuals to meet demand for blood and its components.(AP file photo)

Blood donors asked for health status, but not tested for Covid-19

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The number of blood donation camps organised every month has gone down from 35 to zero in Delhi since social distancing was mandated to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, and IRCS is reaching out to individuals to motivate them to donate.
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Coronavirus: Himachal’s blood banks run dry as lockdown keeps donors away

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 10:00 PM IST
The blood bank at IGMC has the capacity to store 250 units of blood. On routine days, the blood availability remains between 200- 250 units.
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PGIMER calls for more blood donations in wake of Covid-19

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 12:46 AM IST
The institute has requested that the authorities concerned should be apprised of the impact of advisories on mass gatherings on blood supply and necessary approvals for generating awareness among the general public through various channels to keep on coming for voluntary blood donation during the pandemic
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49-yr-old woman gives new lease of life to terminally ill

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 12:49 AM IST
Kidneys of Surinderjit Kaur Bhatia, a resident of Morinda, Rupnagar, who was declared brain dead on September 13 at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, were donated to two patients
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Owners were asked to fill out an anonymous questionnaire on their awareness of pet blood donation, whether they would be happy for their pet to donate blood if suitable, and motivations and concerns about their pet taking part in blood donation.(Unsplash)
Owners were asked to fill out an anonymous questionnaire on their awareness of pet blood donation, whether they would be happy for their pet to donate blood if suitable, and motivations and concerns about their pet taking part in blood donation.(Unsplash)

Most dog, cat owners unaware of pet blood donation schemes

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The majority of owners in this study said they would be willing to allow their pets to donate blood, suggesting that just like human blood donation, raising awareness could help to increase donor numbers, say the researchers.
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Blood banks and hospitals cannot sustain health care without adequate blood from such donors, and blood donor organisations play a very crucial role in this endeavour. It is in such situations, the power of innovation and technology, of internet and connectivity truly plays an instrumental role(HT Photo)
Blood banks and hospitals cannot sustain health care without adequate blood from such donors, and blood donor organisations play a very crucial role in this endeavour. It is in such situations, the power of innovation and technology, of internet and connectivity truly plays an instrumental role(HT Photo)

Use social media as a tool to improve blood donation

By Shobhini Rajan
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 09:04 PM IST
But recruitment of safe donors is a challenging task. We need more people to come forth, to realise that blood donation is their responsibility. Facebook, for example, can also be used to sign up as a donor, and connect with organisations in need
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A 31-year-old man broke his Roza (fast) to donate blood to a hospitalised patient in need of a rare blood type.(HT File Photo)
A 31-year-old man broke his Roza (fast) to donate blood to a hospitalised patient in need of a rare blood type.(HT File Photo)

Muslim man breaks fast to donate blood to a Hindu in Kota

By Aabshar H Quazi | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 03:55 PM IST
Mohammad Khalid rushed to donate blood at the blood bank of Maharao Bhim Singh Hospital in Kota though he was observing the Ramzan fast without knowing receivers blood type.
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Rajan Shukla(HT Photo)
Rajan Shukla(HT Photo)

112 and counting: Donating blood every three months, this bureaucrat inspires many

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2018 01:04 PM IST
Rajan Shukla, 56, principal secretary, Civil Defence, donates blood every three months, inspiring many others and continuing a ‘drill’ that has been part of his life since 1980 when he first became a blood donor at the age of 18. In a span of 38 years, Shukla, now an IAS officer, has donated blood 112 times.
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Apheresis of platelets is a procedure in which an individual donates platelets for a patient with the same blood group.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
Apheresis of platelets is a procedure in which an individual donates platelets for a patient with the same blood group.(Representative image/Shutterstock)

Lucknow: Now, get registered as a platelets donor at KGMU

By Gaurav Saigal | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Now, you can register your name with the KGMU blood bank to donate platelets instead of whole blood through a procedure called apheresis.
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A dog being rewarded at the ceremony.
A dog being rewarded at the ceremony.

17 dogs save canine lives by donating blood, get felicitated in Mumbai

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2018 11:34 PM IST
A part of the BVC’s annual festival Spandan, the felicitation ceremony was held to spread awareness among animal lovers about the issue
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