Counselling donors is an important and integral part of blood banking. Counsellors have various roles to play in the blood banking setup. In voluntary blood donation drives, a counsellor plays the role of speaking to the donor before blood donation where he/she encourages the donor to donate and gets an assurance that required pre donation criteria is met. Any questions/concerns related to blood donation (apart from medical issues which shall be addressed by the doctor), should also to be answered by the counsellor.
The year began with merger of Project Disha and Emergency Wing, the two teams inclined towards making blood accessible and available to the needy. It was felt that it would be logistically easier if the two, otherwise separately perceived teams, worked in cohesion.
A new hope, a new silver lining has surfaced for little children suffering from the pain and burden of thalassemia. A new Bone Marrow Transplant unit (BMT) with an exclusive focus towards treating thalassemia children has been jointly established by Sankalp India Foundation, Cure2Children and People Tree Hospitals at Bengaluru. This unit is the one of the two centers in the country and first of its kind in South India, that has an exclusive focus on thalassemia and is setup on a Not For Profit basis.
Medical science has made advancements but the society is lagging behind. Now it is possible to save many more lives by a modern blood donation technique called Apheresis. Join in the elite donors group who are saving lives by donating their platelets.