Monday, September 3, 2012

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The great Indian blood crisis

The great Indian blood crisis : Cover stroy by "The Week" Many believe that in these states, the demand-supply gap is filled by professional donors. Even after being banned, the practice is still, reportedly, flourishing. “In Bihar, professional donors—generally drug addicts and very poor people—donate blood for as little as ∃100. They donate every fifteenth day, while a three-month interval is mandatory between two donations,” says Mukesh Mukesh Hissariya, a member of Maa Vaishno Devi Seva Samiti(Regd),Patna,Bihar, a voluntary organisation run by a group of businessmen in Bihar. The Samiti registers voluntary donors and also helps needy patients find replacement donors. In fact, at most blood banks in Patna, blood is sold as a commodity, and one can bargain on its price. To see the complete article - The great Indian blood crisis click on the link below.... Story Dated: Saturday, September 1, 2012 11:57 hrs IST