Blood Safety:

The Blood Safety program aimed to ensure reduction in the transfusion associated with HIV transmission to 0.5 percent, while making available safe and quality blood within one hour of requirement in a health facility. The activities and functioning of a network of Blood banks in the state is supervised to ensure optimal quality. In addition to this, the programme also encourages Voluntary blood donation in association with other organization like Red Cross Society, Nehru Yuva Kendra, National Service Scheme, etc in all the districts.

At present there are 63 licensed blood banks in the state 26 of which are NACO supported blood banks and 37 are private. The blood banks of GMCH Guwahati & AMCH Dibrugarh are state of the art model blood bank and SMCH Silchar is Major blood bank with blood component separation units (BCSUs). These three blood banks are also functioning as Regional Blood Transfusion centres in the state. The blood banks of Kanaklata Civil Hospital Tezpur, BP Civil Hospital Nagaon, KK Civil Hospital Golaghat and Jorhat Medical College Hospital, Jorhat are upgraded to major blood banks. Apart from this, 41 FRUs/CHCs have been licensed as Blood Storage Centres. For maintaining the quality of the blood banks through External Quality Assurance Scheme (EQAS) there are 3 State Reference Laboratories. Also one blood mobile van for GMCH blood bank and 6 blood transportation vans have been provided to 6 Government blood banks of Assam in 2010-11.

World blood donor day - 2016

Along with the rest of the country, Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) and Assam State Blood Transfusion Council (ASBTC) organized World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2016 at International Convention Centre, Kalakshetra, Guwahati. Welcoming the participants, Dr P Ashok Babu, IAS, Project Director, ASACS, while stressing on this year’s theme ‘Blood Connects us all’, said, “Blood is the connecting force within our body and in the same way it also connects human relationship.” He further stressed on a system that could be built through which we can donate blood safely. Dr P Baruah, Deputy Director, Blood Transfusion Services (BTS) in his presentation provided an insight into the blood donation scenario in the state. Pawan Kumar, IFS, Commissioner, Drugs & Food Safety, Assam, in his address referred to the significance of this day and exhorted one and all to come forward and donate blood.

Dr Anup Kr Barman, Director of Medical Education in his address enlightened the participants on the merits of blood donation. Gajen Talukdar, State Drug Controller stressed on the importance of voluntary and safe blood donation. Dr Tirtha Chaliha appealed to all the donor organizations to ensure that blood is donated regularly. “Collection of huge amount of blood at one point of time does not help as the validity of one unit of blood is only 35 days,” Chaliha said. Altogether 11 best individual donors were felicitated during the programme. Gyan Chand Jain from Bongaigaon, who donated blood 86 times narrated his experiences on blood donation.

A blood donation camp was also organized at the venue along with a folk performance. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Indra Kanti Karki. Noted TV host Nabanita Kalita moderated the event.

1
Mr. Gyan Chand Join - 86 Times donated

Bongaigaon, Assam, Ph. No . 9706175191
 
2
Mr. Ashu Paul - 52 times donated

Silchar, Cachar, Assam Ph.No.9435071908
3
Mr. Jadu Nath Kalita - 52 times donated

Jorhat, Assam, Pn. No .9435052754
 
4
Mr.Mahendra Sethia - 53 times donated

Guwahati , Kamrum(M), Assam , Ph. No. 9435049973
5
Prof. Paritosh Chandra Datta – 48 times donated

Hailakandi, Assam, Ph.No.9435378922
 
6
Mr. Surendra Pugalia - 45 times donated

Guwhati, Kamrup(M), Assam. Ph. No.9864107760
7
Mrs .Mamata Devi Pugalia – 40 times donated

Guwahati, Kamrup(M), Assaam . Ph. No . 986410776
 
8
Mr.Ritesh Khater - 38 times donated

Guwahati, Kamrup, Assam, Ph.No. 9435041604
9
Mr. Raj kumanr Bhatera – 35 times donated

Guwahati, Kamrup, Assam ,Ph.No.986406751
 
10
Mr. Santosh Balmiki - 32 times donated

Jorhat, Assam, Ph.No. 9864577682
11
Mr. Manilal Zaigirdar - 46 times donated

Silchar, Cachar, Assam , Ph. No . 9435370754
     


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