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IIHMR University shares insights this World Blood Donor Day

Shares voice with WHO’s  theme of ‘Blood Connects Us All’

Blood saves lives, a saying that has been heard and read many a times. However, providing timely access to quality blood transfusion should be incorporated by national policies of all countries across the globe. On account of the World Blood Donor Day, IIHMR University, India’s globally recognized research institutions shared it’s insights and also shared a voice in tandem with the WHO theme on, ‘Blood Connects Us All’.

Dr. SD Gupta, Chairman of the IIHMR University and Trustee Secretary of the IIHMR Society said, “India is known for its dynamism. A country with a total population of 1,325,935,818 as on June 2016 still faces major deficit in the availability of blood. The country till date faces a blood shortage of 30-35% per annum. The state of Rajasthan has 102 licensed blood banks as per the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) report in Feb 2015. The state  has been able to collect over 2.5 lakh blood units  as on 2013 according to Rajasthan State Blood Transfusion Council (RSBTC).”

Dr. Gupta added, “According to the financial outlays and outcome 2015-16 the projected outcomes (2015-16) the blood collection in NACO supported Blood Banks is 70Lakhs.  Under the NHM and Health Sector Schemes, for National Aids Control Organization the projected outcomes (2015-16) the proportion of blood units collected by voluntary blood donation in NACO supported blood banks is 80%. The state of Rajasthan has, however seen a rise in blood donations. Blood donation camps until 2012 are 3,478 in the state vis-à-vis 1914 in 2008. Under another initiative of the RSBTC the patients will now be able to get the blood faster by making blood banks online. A software on Hospital Management Information Systems (HMIS) is being developed. Likewise 2711 facilities in India are already linked to the National Health Portal an app initiated to introduce transparency in blood availability and its distribution. This facility will allow individuals to timely procure quality blood from the blood banks by reducing the processing time. The availability of such services also opens more avenues for Hospital and Health Managers.”

Globally, over 108 million blood donations collected and 62 countries across the globe have 100% blood supplies from unpaid and voluntary blood donors. The blood Donation rate in high-income countries is 36.8 donations per 1000 population, 11.7 donations in middle-income and 3.9 donations in low-income countries.

The IIHMR University has consolidated its focus on research in health policy and programme management since its inception. The IIHMR University is the first institution that has started offering management programs in the healthcare sector and has graduated over 1500 students since its establishment. The IIHMR University has over 500 plus research policies and studies in programme management and evaluation.

The IIHMR University has been appointed recently by the Government of India to conduct the NFHS4 survey in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand. They have also been chosen as one of the agency to conduct the civil Birth Registration Survey to achieve Universal or 100% registrations across the nation.

IIHMR University is working as a WHO Collaborating Centre for District Health Systems and designated as an Institute of Excellence by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has played a major role in promoting and conducting health policy and program management research. The IIHMR University conducts short term training programmes Reproductive Health, Primary Healthcare, Quality Assuarance, Human Resource Management, Information Management, Medical Audit, Programme Planning and Leadership and Strategic Management.

The IIHMR University offers MBA Hospital and Health Management with 5 specializations (Health Management, Hospital Management, Procurement and Supply Chan Management, health Economics Insurance and Finance and Human Resource Management), MBA Rural Management programme and MBA Pharmaceutical Management for 2 years at the IIHMR University, Jaipur.

  • Worldwide a nations basic requirement for blood can be sufficed by just 1% of population donating blood
  • 108 million blood donations collected across the globe
  • 100% blood supply from unpaid and voluntary blood donors in 62 countries across the globe
  • Blood donation camps until 2012 are 3,478 in the state of Rajasthan
  • According to CDSCO report in Feb, 2015 the total number of blood banks  in the state of Rajasthan are 102
  • The blood Donation rate in high-income countries is 36.8 donations per 1000 population, 11.7 donations in middle-income and 3.9 donations in low-income countries

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