Hazards of Unsafe Blood

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Unsafe blood transfusions pose innumerable health risks to patients. We must welcome health experts to launch guidelines by all method of media including electronic, printed, banners, conferences and walk a cause for "importance of the acquisition and safe transfusion of blood."

The global health authorities targeted the local bodies of under developing countries for the elimination of substandard blood banks. Commercialization of blood donation should be stopped at once by force to decrease the blood selling of drug users. Thousands of drug addicts sell their blood for money to buy more drugs. The problem is that insufficient screening of such blood will mean that diseases the substance users may have, such as HIV/Aids and blood-borne hepatitis, will be passed on to ill-informed patients. UN AIDS has noted that only 50 per cent of the 1.5 million bags of blood transfused annually in third world countries are screen illustrating the magnitude of the problem.

According to a report, the fact that medical equipment such as intravenous bags, syringes and other items are regularly reused leading to the transmission of diseases. Without safe practices, low-income, poverty-stricken patients seeking blood are at risk.

Blood transfusion authorities established to regulate blood transfusion and should play a vital role in combating the menace of substandard blood banks. Regulatory mechanisms need to be strengthened and should involve the constant monitoring of blood banks to ensure safety. The provision of funds for blood screening will ensure that this important procedure is not overlooked. In addition, funds should be allocated for acquiring the required facilities and equipment while providing training to medical personnel.

Inadequate financial support prevents blood banks from adhering to standard safety procedures. While these measures will ensure safe transfusion of blood, acquisition of blood is an area in dire need of attention. Voluntary blood donation should be encouraged. This can be done through blood donation drives in workplaces and universities and spreading awareness through the media to involve the general population. In a country where the healthcare system is marred by inadequacies, unsafe blood transfusion exacerbates the problem. Therefore, it is in the interest of the health sector as a whole to promote safe blood transfusion practices.

Feroz Ahmed Bawany goal is to increase my knowledge and to understand the only civilized creations of Almighty Lord are HUMAN. He is a regular contributer to TRCB.com.

 

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