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Chemotherapy increases the demand for blood components

... units of platelets a day or 500 per week from the transfusion service, of which, 90% goes for cancer patient tre...ing up as platelet donors,” he said. The ICS and transfusion service want more donors and more donations to be made by means of aphaeresis. The transfusion ser...

Anti-HIV drive intensified in Haryana

... of the cases, prenatal transmission for 4%, blood transfusion and drug injection were responsible for 4% of the cases. The Haryana government is to set up counselling centres at Naraingarh, Shahbad, Asandh, Gohana, Siwani, Saffidon, Meham, Nuh, Kalka, Palwal,Dadri, Tohana, Dabwali, Narwana, Sohana,Sadaura and...

Indian company charged with fraud in supply of Aids test kit

...od test kits used to test donor blood before blood transfusion to needy reciepients . The proprietors of the company are currently under police custody. Britain's Royal Society of Medicine had recently reported in an article that India is precariously perched on incorrect data regarding HIV infection which i...

Crib deaths revisit Kolkata hospital, 22 infants die

...lood testing kits, which are feared to have led to transfusion of HIV and Hepatitis contaminated blood among thousands of people. West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and Health Minister Surya Kanta Misra had to rush to the hospital Saturday to handle the situation amid an outcry by opposition par...

Compensation Demanded For Bengal's Blood Scam Victims

... crisis in West Bengal's healthcare as a result of transfusion of contaminated blood products due to use of 'substandard kits' from Monozyme India. "The hapless patients are paying the ultimate price for the failure of the inept members in the health department who were responsible for monitoring the 'kits' th...

CRPF To Issue Contraceptives To Fight AIDS

... that the virus could have spread because of blood transfusion or use of infected syringes by the personnel because the medical facilities available to our men is of the highest order," added another CRPF official. He said that last year 25 people were found infected by the virus. After the recent findings cam...

Measures to Prevent HIV in Railway Employees

...e and periodic re-training is conducted. · Blood transfusion – Guidelines are being followed. · Condom availability – All Health Units and hospitals of Mumbai Division of Central and Western Railway are distributing condoms. · Post Exposure Treatment – Free Anti Retroviral Treatment Medicines are made avai...

A Major HIV Outbreak in Kazakhstan

...cted, but it is believed to have resulted by blood transfusion from unchecked donors or contaminated needles. This has been found to be the cause for infection in 81 children, most of them under the age of three, who tested positive for HIV in the past few weeks. Seven children are reported to have died of A...

Unsafe Sex, HIV Infected Transfusion Spreading AIDS in Madhya Pradesh

Unsafe sex and transfusion of HIV-infected blood could push Madhya Pradesh fr...esis in unprotected sex, 23 percent were caused by transfusion of infected blood giving rise to fears of the state moving towards moderate category. While state...

FDA Approves Novel Test to Check Tainted Blood in Blood Banks

...an also be passed on through organ donation, blood transfusion or from a mother to her fetus. Nearly 100,000 people residing in the United States are estimated to be infected with Chagas disease. The test is aimed to protect the blood supply, while also enabling estimation about the magnitude of penetration of ...

Blood Transfusions Raise Heart Patients’ Infection and Death Ris

...nalyses that took into account the patients’ blood transfusion status, their co-existing diseases, age, race, sex...t 88 percent of women received an allogeneic blood transfusion during bypass surgery, compared with nearly 67 percent of men. When the researchers adjusted for oth...

Big Brother to the Rescue

...’s bone marrow with chemotherapy followed by blood transfusion given intravenously from a healthy donor. The donor will be put on drugs to increase the concentration of stem cells released into his or her blood. The donor’s blood will then be drained and stem cells removed, with the filtered blood returning t...

Bangladesh to Set Up HIV/AIDS Diagnosis Laboratories

... The meeting decided to establish a national blood transfusion centre, which will be a referral organisation for all blood transfusion centres, including the country's 98 existing safe blood transfusion centres. The health advisor sa...

Timeliness, a Critical Factor in Treating TTTS

... the world: What's the best way to treat twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), one of the most common conditions requiring fetal surgery and the leading cause of mortality in twins? The benchmark, NIH-funded study on TTTS, conducted at 17 centers in the United States, will be presented February 9 at the annua...

NRI Fights for HIV Child Who was Refused Treatment

...4 Parganas district, had contracted the virus from transfusion of contaminated blood. In a letter to West Benga...pable of leading a normal life, they require blood transfusion at regular intervals. Maniur was diagnosed with HIV in December 2005. There can be no doubt that he ...

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Drug to Treat Rare Blood Disorder

...ant in that it offers a treatment other than blood transfusion that may help this small population of patients who are often very ill," said Steven Galson, M.D., M.P.H., director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA. "This approval is one of multiple examples of how the orphan products program can benef...

Patient Pays For The Callousness Of Hospital Administration

...ally suspected that she contracted it during blood transfusion at the AIIMS. And the TV channel stepped in to inv...fection when she was two years old and got a blood transfusion at a private clinic in Delhi. Even if the family had been taken into confidence properly in Novemb...

Embittered Widow to Sue Hospital

...Mr Burton-Pye had gone to the hospital for a blood transfusion almost a month back, when all the while the hosp.... "Leslie was a diabetic. He went in for a blood transfusion about five weeks ago and picked this bug up while he was there. He died on Monday. I knew it was no ...

Breakthrough in Converting Blood Groups

...l O group.// The shortage of blood available for transfusion to those in need essentially arises precisely because of the shortage in the O group that could be donated to any one. Now an international team led by Henrik Clausen of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark say that they have identified two nov...

Use Filtered Blood for Transfusion: Expert

... filtering white cells from donor blood before// a transfusion is much safer for patients and is long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures. The practice of removing the white cells from blood is called leukoreduction. However, the practice is still not wholly supported in the medical comm...

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