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Higher red blood cell transfusions level may cause high risk to premature babies(Pexels)

Higher red blood cell transfusions level might be risky for premature babies

Virginia | By Asian News International | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Babies with very low birth weight are generally at a high risk of anaemia and blood transfusions are done to help these babies survive. However, a recent study has shown higher red blood cell transfusion has no special advantage in the survival.
Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive.(ANI)
Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive.(ANI)

Study suggests higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. A National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests that providing a higher threshold of red cells within accepted limits offers no advantage in survival or reduction in neurological impairment over a lower threshold.
For the treatment of Covid-19 patients, Delhi government has started two more paid isolation facilities at private hospitals in the city, adding 220 beds for Covid-19 patients(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
For the treatment of Covid-19 patients, Delhi government has started two more paid isolation facilities at private hospitals in the city, adding 220 beds for Covid-19 patients(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Health centres directed to remain open, beds added at private hospitals for Covid patients

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 02:54 AM IST
Hospitals have been asked not to refuse treatment to anyone, other than suspected Covid-19 patients, and ensure essential services like delivery of children, haemodialysis, blood transfusion, chemotherapy, treatment of chronic as well as communicable diseases, such as TB and leprosy.
Volunteers donating blood at PGIMER’s blood donation centre.
Volunteers donating blood at PGIMER’s blood donation centre.

For PGI, another Herculean task: Soliciting blood donors

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 11:14 AM IST
Thalassaemia patients are prioritised; 350 registered patients receive 20-25 units of blood daily
The basis for convalescent plasma therapy is simple: plasma – a component of the blood – from a recovered patient carries the specific antibodies that can neutralise the Sars-Cov-2 virus.(Photo: Shutterstock)
The basis for convalescent plasma therapy is simple: plasma – a component of the blood – from a recovered patient carries the specific antibodies that can neutralise the Sars-Cov-2 virus.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Covid-19: Blood transfusion from those who have recovered may help

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 05:25 AM IST
Plasma therapy: Symptoms in severely ill, middle-aged people part of a study improved within 1-3 days of antibodies being introduced.
The state government is providing free treatment under the Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund since June 6, 2016.(HT FILE)
The state government is providing free treatment under the Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund since June 6, 2016.(HT FILE)

140 addicts test positive for Hepatitis C: Patiala health dept

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:29 PM IST
There are around 2,200 people living with thalassaemia in Delhi and over one lakh in the country.(Shutterstock)
There are around 2,200 people living with thalassaemia in Delhi and over one lakh in the country.(Shutterstock)

World Thalassaemia Day: Screening all pregnant women is a must

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Annona Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 02:01 PM IST
World Thalassaemia Day: Getting the regular blood transfusions are not enough.
At least 25,000 donors are needed every month to meet the city’s blood requirement.(HT Photo)
At least 25,000 donors are needed every month to meet the city’s blood requirement.(HT Photo)

‘Mumbai is facing severe blood shortage’:founder of Think Foundation

Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 02:44 PM IST
An official at JJ Hospital’s blood bank said none of the negative blood types were available at the hospital. “We have been facing shortage for the past three weeks,” the official said.
A medical professional draws blood from a patient to be tested. Image for representation.(AP file photo)
A medical professional draws blood from a patient to be tested. Image for representation.(AP file photo)

Stem cell registry to help fight blood disorders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The government is setting up a National Stem Cell Registry to create an India-specific bone-marrow donor database for treatment of life-threatening blood disorders such as blood cancer, thalassaemia, sickle-cell anaemia and haemophilia.
In yet another case of alleged medical negligence in Tamil Nadu, a woman has claimed that she contracted the HIV virus following blood transfusion at a government hospital where she underwent treatment for low haemoglobin during her pregnancy.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
In yet another case of alleged medical negligence in Tamil Nadu, a woman has claimed that she contracted the HIV virus following blood transfusion at a government hospital where she underwent treatment for low haemoglobin during her pregnancy.(Reuters/ Representative Image)

Another woman alleges she tested HIV+ after blood transfusion in Tamil Nadu hospital

Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 08:35 PM IST
The government hospital has refuted the allegation. The HIV-affected woman, said to be in her 20s, told a Tamil TV channel Friday she underwent the transfusion in April while she was pregnant.
A 24-year-old pregnant woman contracted HIV allegedly after being transfused contaminated blood supplied by a blood bank which failed to conduct proper screening for the virus, prompting the Tamil Nadu government to order examination of stocks in the state’s blood banks.(Reuters)
A 24-year-old pregnant woman contracted HIV allegedly after being transfused contaminated blood supplied by a blood bank which failed to conduct proper screening for the virus, prompting the Tamil Nadu government to order examination of stocks in the state’s blood banks.(Reuters)

Pregnant woman tests HIV+ from tainted blood, donor attempts suicide

Virudhunagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 11:16 PM IST
Police said the 19-year-old donor, on coming to know about the incident, allegedly attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison. He has been admitted to a hospital.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist and the world’s greatest diver, Greg Louganis the International event ambassador of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon during a press conference in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, December 13, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Four-time Olympic gold medalist and the world’s greatest diver, Greg Louganis the International event ambassador of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon during a press conference in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, December 13, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The pool was my sanctuary where HIV didn’t exist: Olympic legend Greg Louganis

UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 08:25 PM IST
Greg Louganis, inspired by the fight of a 14-year-old boy who had got HIV through blood transfusion, won the 3m springboard Olympic gold in Seoul.
Sundaram with his mother Pooja Pandey.(HT Photo)
Sundaram with his mother Pooja Pandey.(HT Photo)

Basti woman hopes for Paa-nacea for progeria-afflicted son

Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By Abdul Jadid, Gorakhpur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 02:01 PM IST
Basti-based Pooja Pandey says her two-and-a-half-year-old son Sundaram suffers from progeria , a rare genetic disorder in which a child shows accelerated ageing symptoms and dies in the early teens.

Maharashtra’s HIV patients to be screened for hepatitis infections in 2019

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 12:16 AM IST
Hepatitis B and C infections are transmitted through unscreened blood transfusion, use of contaminated blood and needles, unsafe sex and from an infected mother to her new born
Baby's feet sticking out from blanket.(Getty Images/Blend Images)
Baby's feet sticking out from blanket.(Getty Images/Blend Images)

19,799 children died in Maharashtra in 12 months: Health minister

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2018 12:15 PM IST
The main reasons of death during the period were poor weight at the time of birth, premature delivery, contagious diseases, congenital respiratory illnesses and deformities.
The blood available at the hospital will be irradiated by gamma rays (i.e., exposed to gamma rays) to prevent complications, especially in children undergoing blood transfusion.(FOR REPRESENTATION/HT FILE)
The blood available at the hospital will be irradiated by gamma rays (i.e., exposed to gamma rays) to prevent complications, especially in children undergoing blood transfusion.(FOR REPRESENTATION/HT FILE)

Children’s hospital in Mumbai to start blood bank

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2018 12:51 AM IST
SRCC Children’s Hospital at Haji Ali will set up their own blood bank because they often face blood shortage because of which they had to reschedule planned surgeries
James Harrison’s generosity has earned him numerous awards, including one of the country’s most prestigious honours - the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1999.(AP Photo)
James Harrison’s generosity has earned him numerous awards, including one of the country’s most prestigious honours - the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1999.(AP Photo)

Australia’s ‘Man with the Golden Arm’ retires after saving 2 million babies

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 06:17 PM IST
James Harrison, known as the “Man with the Golden Arm”, has a rare antibody in his blood that is used to reduce the risk of rhesus disease in pregnant women.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a major healthcare burden in India, with an estimated 12-18 million people infected.(Shutterstock)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a major healthcare burden in India, with an estimated 12-18 million people infected.(Shutterstock)

This method can ensure higher rates of cure for hepatitis C infection

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 12:15 PM IST
A new study finds that mass treatment of a population with chronic hepatitis C infection can produce high rates of cure.
Due to minimal blood loss during the surgery, the woman didn’t need any blood transfusion and was stable post the surgery.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Due to minimal blood loss during the surgery, the woman didn’t need any blood transfusion and was stable post the surgery.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Doctors remove fibroids weighing 2.75kg from woman’s uterus in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2018 10:14 AM IST
The fibroids had grown over a 26-week-period, and had made the woman look like she was seven months pregnant.
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