Tribune News service
Chandigarh, March 26
For Prakash M Nadar (39) disability is no hurdle for doing good for society.
Prakash, who is 90 percent physically disabled and belongs to Mumbai, donated blood for the 77th time at the PGI today.
Prakash M Nadar was afflicted by polio during childhood. He did not let his disabilities come in his way and decided to help those in need of blood with the support of the Federation of Indian Blood Donors Organisations (FIBDO). Soon after landing in Chandigarh today, he drove directly to the PGI from the airport and donated blood.
Nadar has come to the city to participate in the 16th Senior National Para Athletics Championship, which began at Panchkula today. Born in a middle-class family and struck by polio at an early age, Nadar overcame all hurdles to attend a special school, Society for Education for the Crippled, in Agripada, South Mumbai.
After Nadar’s father died for want of blood, donating blood became his mission. This spurred Nadar to join an NGO and spread awareness on importance of donating blood. He organised blood donation camps and took the lead by donating blood every three months, as stipulated under the law.
In this quest, he has been regularly donating blood for the past 22 years.
He donated blood for the76th time at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
“I donate blood four times a year and now, I am trying to so in each state so that people become aware of the importance of blood donation.
Chandigarh is the 11th state/UT where I have donated blood today and will cover all Indian states in the next few years,” Nadar told The Tribune.
He said that If a person like him who was 90 percent disabled could donate blood, why could n’t all healthy people of India do so. It would save many precious lives, he said.
Source : Tribune
National Level Workshop for Communication Strategy and Development of IEC materials for Promotion of 100% Voluntary Blood Donation (8th & 9th May 2017), Vishakhapatnam (AP)
Information Education &Communication (IEC) and Advocacy plays a crucial role in sucuring ongoing commitment and support from goenrmnet, patners and other stakeholders for establishing or sthrengthening the blood donation programme aimed at 100% voluntary blood donation.
A two day National level workshop on 8th & 9th May 2017 is being organized in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to review the various existing IEC materials, which were developed to strengthen the BTS activities across the country during the differenct phases of the National AIDS Control Programme (NaCP) & to generate a healthy brainstorming among stakeholders for VBD promotion and come up with a common communication strategy, standaridzed prototypes and content for usage across states and facilities.
Following Organizations from FIBDO are joining this workshop :
1. LUCY, Kolkata
2. HWBDC, Phagwara
3. Sankalp Foundation, Bangalore
4. Think Foundation, Mumbai
वाराणसी. साधना फाउंडेशन एवं फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडियन ब्लड डोनर्स आर्गेनाईजेशन (फिब्डो) ने संयुक्त रूप से प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और प्रदेश के चिकित्सा एवं स्वास्थ्य मंत्री सिद्धार्थ नाथ सिंह को रक्तदान के छेत्र में विशेष कार्य योजना के लिए मांग पत्र भेजा है।
साधना फाउंडेशन के संस्थापक सचिव सौरभ मौर्या के अनुसार संस्था पिछले 5 वर्षों से लगातार रक्तदान के क्षेत्र में कार्य कर रही है। वाराणसी से संचालित होकर पूरे देश में जरूरतमंदों को अपनी सहयोगी संस्थाओं को निःशुल्क रक्त मुहैया करा रही है। उन्होंने पत्रिका को बताया कि हमारा यही सिद्धांत है कि किसी की भी जान रक्त की कमी से ना जाने पाए। साथ ही देश का हर युवा रक्तदाता हो।
26, दिसंबर 2016, को उत्तर प्रदेश में फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडियन ब्लड डोनर्स आर्गेनाइजेशन (फिब्डो) का गठन हुआ। इसमे संस्था के संस्थापक सचिव सौरभ मौर्या को फिब्डो उत्तर प्रदेश चैप्टर का प्रदेश सचिव नियुक्त किया गया। इसके उपरांत उत्तर प्रदेश में कई अन्य संस्थाओं ने रक्तदान के क्षेत्र में अपनी सहभागिता दी। आज जब रक्तदान के क्षेत्र में बहुत से युवा जागरूक हो कर अपनी इच्छा से रक्तदान करने आते हैं तो इससे संस्था के कार्यो को और भी बल मिलता है।
फिब्डो यूपी स्टेट चैप्टर के प्रदेश सचिव सौरभ ने बताया कि कुछ ऐसे भी संस्थाएं हैं जो नेशनल एड्स कंट्रोल आर्गेनाईजेशन (नाको) और स्टेट ब्लड ट्रांसफ्यूजन कौंसिल, उत्तर प्रदेश (एसबीटीसी, यूपी) के नियमों को ताक पर रख कर कार्य कर रहे हैं। उन्होंने बीएचयू के सरसुंदर लाल चिकित्सालय और लखनऊ के एसजीपीजीआई के ब्लड बैंक पर सवाल खड़ा किया है। कहा है कि इन दोनों ही अस्पतालों में बाहर के मरीजों को अस्पताल से ब्लड नहीं दिया जाता और न बाहर का ब्लड लिया जाता है।
यही नहीं, सौरभ ने बताया की नाको और एसबीटीसी के नियमों का उलंघन उत्तर प्रदेश के बहुत से ब्लड बैंक में किया जा रहा है जिसकी शिकायत फिब्डो के लेटर पर एसबीटीसी कार्यालय, लखनऊ से की गई है। उन्होंने बताया कि नेशनल ब्लड डोनेशन पॉलिसी किसी भी ब्लड बैंक में लागू नहीं है। अगर है भी तो फॉलो नहीं किया जाता, अथवा सभी ब्लड बैंको के स्टॉक को भी ऑनलाइन करने की मांग के साथ साथ 18 सूत्रीय मांग उस मांग पत्र में की गई है जिसमे रक्तदाता के हक़ का भी जिक्र है।
बताया कि संस्था ने 186 थैलेसेमिया पीड़ित बच्चों को गोद लिया है। मगर नियमों के ठीक तरह से लागू ना होने और रक्तदान के प्रति जागरूकता ना होने की वजह से बहुत सी समस्याएं आती हैं
I am happy to share that Mr.Biswaroop Biswas -National Secretary of FIBDO will be representing Federation of Indian Blood Donors Organisations -FIBDO in the GOVERNING BODY of NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION COUNCIL (NBTC) ,MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE, Govt.of INDIA for the next two years from 1st May 2017.
I congratulate the whole FIBDO FAMILY for there constant effort for the voluntary blood donation movement countrywide.
We pledge to join hand in hand to make Vision 2020 a success.
Federation of Indian Blood Donors Organisations -FIBDO
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Have you ever experienced the trauma of having a health provider search desperately for a vein in your arm?
Are you a phlebotomist intent on easing the process of blood draws for patients who have veins that are hard to find?
A group of local engineers might have an answer for you.... See more
They've designed a portable vein-locating device that can be held above a patient's arm, allowing the phlebotomist to see the exact spot where the best veins are located.
"It's designed primarily for people who may have difficulty giving blood," said Paul T. Gross, project manager for development engineering at Benchmark in Rochester.
The device has two infrared lights. When it is passed over a patient's arm, the veins appear as if they're showing up on X-ray, making the arm glow kind of like fingers do when a flashlight is passed underneath them. One light detects the vessels and the second produces a picture of the veins directly on the skin.
The locator device (brand-named "Accuvein" or "AV300") is designed for patients with veins that are difficult to locate because of smaller-than-normal size or tissue layers that obscure the veins.
"The AV300 is the world's first hand-held, non-contact vein finder that helps healthcare professional locate veins for blood draw, IV infusion and blood donation," says a statement from Benchmark announcing that the device won a Medical Design Excellence Award.
Accuvein was one of just 39 products that won an award in 2010, and one of only four that won in the category of "critical care and emergency medicineproducts."
The judges recognized bothAccuVein LLC of Cold Harbor, New York (the product's patent holder) as the award winner andgave special "supply and design credit" to Benchmark in Rochester (the product's designer).
How does the device know where your veins are located? Blood in the veins that's been depleted of oxygen by the body's normal function absorbs infrared light, Gross said.
Within "nanoseconds," the device, which was designed at Benchmark inRochester and is manufactured in Winona,turns on witha red laser "which is scanned, and that red laser reflects thatessentiallyback onto the arm," he said.
In the elderly, Gross saidfor example, "it's sometimes hard to find the veins." Also, patients who are obese might experience difficulty. And, said Mark Troutman, vice president of U.S. development and engineering for Benchmark, the simple fact is, "some people are just difficult to stick."
Another group of patients Benchmark designers hope to help includes infants. There's also an application that can be used to help train new phlebotomists.
Similar products already exist that are designed for use in the blood-draw area. But the Benchmark product is designed for use in a mobile setting, perhaps with a patient who is unable to leave a hospital room, or with people who stop at a blood center to donate.
"If a person is going, say, room to room in a hospital, a person can just set this in a pocket. ... It gives them the option to sort of be able to carry it with them," Gross said.
The product was designed with a specific purpose in mind. But Gross said he's sure a doctor might pick the device up and wonder if it could be used in, say, a surgical application.
For the time being, though, "it's a survey tool to find that best possible vein so they don't have to do multiple sticks," Gross said.