King George’s Medical University in India organized a blood donation camp to address the growing demand for platelets, which are needed due to viral fever and dengue. The camp registered 6,000 people for platelet donations.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said India faces a 15-20% blood supply shortfall due to poor awareness about donation. The nation requires 1.5 crore units of blood daily, but there is currently a shortage of 20 to 25 lakh units. Adityanath emphasized the need for awareness campaigns to mitigate the shortage. During the 'Seva Pakhwada' programme, blood donation drives were conducted in every district, resulting in the collection of 25,000 units of blood statewide. Adityanath also highlighted the role of technology in India's effective handling of the pandemic and urged experts to visit Ayodhya and Naimisharanya.
Experts at a conference in India have warned that the country is not donating enough blood to meet demand, with donations falling short of the 11 million units needed annually. Sri Lanka has achieved 100% voluntary blood donation, but India is lagging behind.