There is no other fluid which can totally substitute blood in the human body. Blood contains nutrients, carry oxygen in adequate quantities and helps in maintaining a balanced temperature of the body. The incidence of transfusion associated infections has been appreciated globally. Transmission of Transfusion Transmitted Infections (TTI) includes HIV, Hepatitis B, C, Syphilis and Malaria. Which can be prevented by the use of safe blood. A significant reduction in the incidence of transmission can be achieved by ensuring screening of blood for these infections prior to transfusion and promoting voluntary blood donation. Therefore Voluntary Blood Donation drive is organized regularly.

Strategic Plan for Blood Safety

Under the NACO's Programme of strengthening the existing blood transfusion services NACO supported Blood Banks in the Government / GOI/ IRCS Sectors are strengthened in the terms of providing budget for the salary of few Blood Bank Staff & some Testing Kits/Blood Bags.

In the FY 2016-17, approximately 3,15,666 units of Blood were collected in NACO supported Blood Banks of Madhya Pradesh, out of which 96,834 units were collected through Voluntary Blood Donation Camps.

Component separation facilities are available in the Medical College Blood Banks alongwith District Hospital Satna. Strengthening quality control of blood and blood products through regular monitoring. Blood Banks are participating under EQAS Porgramme.

Policy of Madhya Pradesh

Blood transfusion services are integral part of Health care System.

Only licensed blood banks are permitted to operate.

Voluntary blood donation is being encouraged.

Voluntary Blood Donation Movement

The safest type of blood is donated voluntarily by a regular voluntary blood donor. Therefore it is necessary to encourage voluntary blood donation to meet the demand of blood for the State. Regular voluntary blood donation drive is being conducted in the State. It is our effort to convert it into a mass movement, to ensure safe blood supply.

Following steps are being implemented:-

Regular Blood Donation Camps at Medical College & District Level Blood Banks.

Calendar for Blood Donation Camps.

Involvement of Voluntary Organizations like Lions, Rotary Club, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, etc.

Students of NSS, Red Ribbon Clubs and NCC are regularly participating in Voluntary Blood Donation Programme by donating blood.

Any healthy person can donate blood in the interval of three months though it is desireable that every youth should donate blood at least once in a year. By Voluntary Blood Donation any body can save life of needy patients.

Voluntary blood donation camps are organized regularly. The Voluntary Blood Donation Day is observed on 1st October and World Blood Donor's Day is observed on 14th June Every year. A Blood Donation month is organized at both the occasions. One day training workshop on Donor Motivation is organized at all Medical Colleges and Major Blood Banks.

Blood Donation - Important Facts

Red Blood Cells (RBC) are the most important constituent of blood. Life of the RBC is 90 to 120 days so regularly old RBCs are replaced by new RBCs in the body throughout the life of a person. In other words 1/120th part of total RBCs are destroyed and successively same number of RBCs are formed daily. Therefore, donated blood is replenished very soon. Blood donation does not give any weakness.

One cannot contract any disease, through blood donation if sterile procedure is adopted.

Every healthy individual between the age group of 18 to 65 Yrs can donate blood at every three months interval safely.

Blood donation is almost a painless procedure and takes only 3-5 minutes.

No food restriction required prior to, during & after the blood donation.

A Blood Donor must have -

1. Sound health,

2. At least 45 Kg weight, and

3. Hemoglobin 12.5 gm%

4. Age between 18 - 65 Yrs.

Rational Use of Blood

Single unit Blood transfusion should be avoided and blood should be transfused only if it can't be substituted by other means. The problem of the storage of Blood can be solved to a great extent by transfusing blood components instead of whole blood. Wherever whole blood is not needed, the required component should be used.

1. This separation of components takes place at Blood Component Separation Units.

2. Patients should be given different blood components such as packed cells, plasma, platelets etc according to their need.

3. Blood Component Separation Units are functional at following Institutions of M.P.

Blood Component Separation Units
Blood Bank

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore.

Incharge: Dr Ashok Yadav

Ph.: 0731-527301 Ext.: 29

  Blood Bank

Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal.

Incharge: Dr U M Sharma

Ph.: 0755-4050148

Blood Bank

Gajra Raje Medical College, Gwalior.

Incharge: Dr D.C. Sharma

Ph.: 0751-323950

 Blood Bank

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur

Incharge Dr. Shishir Chainpuriya

Ph.: 0761-2371251

Blood Bank District Hospital Satna

Incharge: Dr. C.M. Tiwari

Ph. : 07672-223226

 Blood Bank

BMHRC, Karond bypass road Bhopal.

Incharge: Dr. Manisha Shrivastav

Ph.: 0755-2742212

Blood Bank

Shyam Shah Medical College Rewa

Incharge Dr. S K Mishra

Ph.: 0766-2257441