Be a helping hand to those who need of blood

by Saurashtra Medical & Educational Charitable Trust
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Be a helping hand to those who need of blood
Be a helping hand to those who need of blood
Be a helping hand to those who need of blood

On occasion of 41st Foundation Day of Life Blood Centre and as a part of an initiative by Government of India to celebrate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements Project ‘Life’ has organized an intensive national campaign “Thalassaemia Free Gujarat & India” and to announce “Know your Blood Group” program at Life Blood Centre, Rajkot on Saturday, December 04, 2021.

Hon’ble Dignitaries & Bureaucrats present during the event.

HH Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muniji – Founder, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, Delhi & Global Ambassador of Project ‘Life’,

Hon’ble Shri Rambhai Mokariya – Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Shri Arun Mahesh Babu, IAS – District Collector & DM, Rajkot

Shri Amit Arora, IAS – Municipal Commissioner, Rajkot

Dr. Darshita Shah – Deputy Mayor, Rajkot

Dr. Parin Somani – International Motivational Speaker (UK) & Ambassador of Project ‘Life’

Project ‘Life’ is obliged for their valuable support and intensive guidance which will enforce us to serve with more passion towards life-saving noble cause.

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Life Blood Centre provided blood to patients during outbreak of global pandemic.

  •  Acting as Corona Warriors, Life Blood Centre is working 24 x 7 since inception and during the pandemic period more than 14,000 blood units and around 600 Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) have been distributed among Covid-19 patients.

 Total 2929 units of whole blood and various blood products have been issued among 1250 patients in complete lockdown period.

  • Maximum blood products supplied…
  • To treat anaemia (34.14%)
  • Thalassaemia major patients (13.45%)
  • Cancer patients (7.78%)
  • Patients of cardiac surgeries (4.68%)

Activities to support Thalassaemia children

  • 285 thalassaemia major patients are registered with Life Blood Centre.
  • Remain connected and provided mental support through out the Covid-19 pandemic time.
  • Managed to support all patients in terms of fresh blood units supply for transfusion.
  • Uninterrupted Blood Supply: Supported in Covid-19 pandemic time including rare blood groups like “O” Negative, “AB” Negative.
  • Five thalassaemia major patients were infected from Covid-19. Counseled them all and supported them. All fought against Corona virus and recovered.

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This year, World Blood Donor Day is once again celebrated around the world on 14 June.

The aim is to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and of the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems.

Safe blood and blood products and their transfusion are a critical aspect of care and public health. They save millions of lives and improve the health and quality of life of many patients every day. The need for blood is universal, but access to blood for all those who need it is not. Blood shortages are particularly acute in developing countries.

To ensure that everyone who needs safe blood has access to it, all countries need voluntary, unpaid donors who give blood regularly. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, despite limited mobility and other challenges, blood donors in many countries have continued to donate blood and plasma to patients who need transfusion. This extraordinary effort during a time of unprecedented crisis highlights the crucial role of well-organized, committed voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors in ensuring a safe and sufficient blood supply during normal and emergency times.

For 2021, the World Blood Donor Day slogan is “Give blood and keep the world beating”.

The message highlights the essential contribution blood donors make to keeping the world pulsating by saving lives and improving others’ health. It reinforces the global call for more people all over the world to donate blood regularly and contribute to better health.

A special focus of this year’s campaign is the role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply. In many countries, young people have been at the forefront of activities and initiatives aimed at achieving safe blood supplies through voluntary, non-remunerated blood donations. Young people form a large sector of the population in many societies and are generally full of idealism, enthusiasm and creativity.

Due to the current situation of Covid-19 pandemic, we have not organized any mega event at Life Blood Centre.

Keeping theme of world blood donor day in mind, we have decided to felicitate our regular whole blood donors, female donors, SDP donors, Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma donor and blood donation camp organizers who helped us in previous year.

More than 200 blood donors contacted on call.

More than 800 messages sent to blood donors.

Team-LBC managed to collect 118 blood units in a day.

A special token of appreciation along with a special certificate was given to all in-house voluntary blood donors.

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Excellence Certificate awarded by ISBT, Amsterdam
Excellence Certificate awarded by ISBT, Amsterdam

It is our privilege to inform that Life Blood Centre, Rajkot, Gujarat, India has been awarded by International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), Amsterdam “ISBT Award for Developing Countries 2020” on December 12, 2020.

The ISBT Award for Developing Country was initiated from 2012. The award is presented every two years to only one blood centre across the globe. It is awarded to blood centre from a Developing Country that has made a significant contribution in strengthening Blood Transfusion Practice within the country. This year due to pandemic international congress was organized virtually from December 12-16, 2020 at Amsterdam. Nearly 1700 delegates participated in the congress and professionals from over 100 countries had share their significant contribution.

Life Blood Centre is the only standalone blood bank from India to be honored with this prestigious award. Copy of excellence certificate is attached along with work of Life Blood Centre acknowledged by Professor Erica Wood - President of ISBT, Amsterdam for your kind reference.

Moreover, in year 2010, 2011 and 2019 Life Blood Centre was recognized at International conferences and received Harold Gunson Fellowship Award from ISBT and in 2020 our application on “Threat of dengue to blood safety in dengue-endemic region” was accepted in the innovative initiative of ISBT named “I TRY IT 2020”.

LBC work narrated by ISBT-President
LBC work narrated by ISBT-President
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Life Blood Centre (formerly known as Rajkot Voluntary Blood Bank & Research Centre) was established on 06th December 1981. It was the first blood bank in the entire Saurashtra region of Gujarat state. We remain firmly committed to contribute beyond blood banking by the whole process of voluntary blood collection, testing, storage, distribution of scientifically safe blood and provide vital information on blood transfusion at multi-specialty Hospitals, private Doctors, para medical staffs by providing training and by preparing various brochure and leaflets on define topics. Today, Life Blood Centre (LBC) is considered as one of the most reliable blood banks, having touched hundreds of thousands of lives.

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Saurashtra Medical & Educational Charitable Trust

Location: Rajkot, GUJARAT - India
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Saurashtra Medical & Educational Charitable Trust
Rushikesh Pandya
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Rushikesh Pandya
Project Life
Rajkot, GUJARAT India

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