The blood transfusions
, more than anything, he said, gave him the will to keep going.
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Pakistan has a demand driven fragmented blood transfusion
system in which the service providers have conveniently outsourced the responsibility of mobilizing blood donations to the family and friends of those who need transfusions.
About government measures for safe blood transfusion
, he said that the government was working with the support of German government and had set up 10 regional blood centres over the past decade across the country.
He said establishment of the safe blood transfusion
programmes at the national and provincial levels will ensure adequate and nationwide access to safe blood supply and will be definitely helpful in avoiding spread of infection through blood transfusion
Among many steps, at least four should be prioritized to reduce the prevalence of this disease: (1) To create a national taskforce that implements the National Guidelines for blood transfusions
that were established; (2) Alleviate infrastructural issues by providing clinics with proper equipment (ie, testing algorithms, generators) to ensure a sanitary environment for blood transfusions
and by training adequate medical staff in HCV prevention and blood transfusion
safety; (3) Document and monitor clinics (public and private) across the country to ensure compliance with blood screening policies; (4) Use media and cultural outlets to spread awareness about safe transfusions and recruit voluntary blood donors to ensure a safe and continuous blood donor pool.
77 billion rupee grant to establish a safe blood transfusion
system in every provinceof Pakistan, including the state of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.From this amount, a budget of 637 million rupees was allocated to Sindh tocounter the spread of Transfusion-Transmissible Infections (TTI) caused by unsafe blood transfusions
is a life-saving treatment, generally used to replace blood lost in surgery and obstetric or to treat life-threatening anemia and inherited blood disorders.
The results revealed that men, who received blood transfusions
from previously pregnant female donors, were 13 percent more likely to die, compared with men who received blood transfusions
from male donors.
Allogenic blood transfusions
therefore is still the treatment of choice to correct anemia.
As a result of the high rate of blood transfusions
in our environment , the risk of blood transfusion-induced malaria (BTM) assumes significant health importance.
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