Need to set up to regulate Blood Transfusion services in India: Expert

Voluntary blood donation is one way to ensure a safe blood transfusion

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Last Updated on November 28, 2021 by The Health Master

A centralised authority needs to be set up to regulate blood transfusion services in India and there may be a need to reconsider regulating blood under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, stated Anubha Taneja Mukherjee, member secretary, Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group, India.

Voluntary blood donation is one way to ensure a safe blood transfusion. Lockdowns, restrictions, and exposure risks imposed by C-19 considerably reduced the number of donors willing to donate voluntarily.

This meant that patients requiring blood transfusions had to depend more on replacement blood donation thereby increasing the risk of transfusion transmitted infections like (human immunodeficiency virus), HIV, HCV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) etc,” Mukherjee added.

Mukherjee further added that unsafe blood can lead to transfusion transmitted infections like HIV, HCV, HBV, etc. In addition to uniform screening methodology in line with global best practices, a strong case needs to be made to support voluntary blood donation.

“It is sad that in a country of 1.3 billion people, we are still talking about a shortage of blood. A national level campaign is required to urge people, ” added Mukherjee.

TPAG approach is to create and leverage the collective voice of empowered group(s) of thalassemia patients and experts across India for engaging with all the four estates of the Indian democracy as well as the private sector.

Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form or inadequate amount of hemoglobin.

The mission of TPAG is to protect the overall interests of thalassemics and prevent thalassemia.

It has been active on various national and international platforms by practicing digital advocacy, collaborating with brand ambassadors, participating in panel discussions, as well as engaging with and sending representations to government bodies.

ours is a group formed by patients of thalassemia who are professionals in fields like law, medicine, psychology, engineering and connected with more than 1,00,000 thalassemic patients pan India.

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