Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched a 15-day blood donation drive on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. The blood donation drive is known as ‘Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav’ which will continue till 1st October 2022 which is National Voluntary Blood Donation Day.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya urges people to take part in the blood donation drive and donate blood to save lives. The citizens can register themselves on Aarogya Setu App or e-Raktkosh portal to donate blood as part of the ‘Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav’.
Key Points related to ‘Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav’- Blood Donation Drive
- In India, 5,857 camps have been approved, 55,8959 donors have registered and 4000 people have donated blood so far.
- The drive aims to collect one lakh units of blood in a day and raise awareness about the need for regular non-remunerated voluntary blood donation.
- One unit donated translates to 350ml of Blood.
- The drive will create a repository of voluntary blood donors so that those in need can get help on time and minimize the need for replacement blood donation.
- Every blood bank in India is encouraged to organize at least one blood donation camp as part of the 15-day blood donation drive.
- In India, there are 3,900 blood banks with adequate storage and processing capacity.
- Till now, 3,600 blook banks have been linked with the e-Raktkosh portal.
- Healthy people have about five to six liters of blood in their body and one person can donate blood after every three months.
- All the ministries and departments of the center, state, and union territories, non-government and community-based and other stakeholders will be involved in the event.