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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
26-February-2016 13:04 IST
No Shortage Of Blood Banks

                                                                                                                     

There is no shortage of Blood Banks in the country, and there are a total of 2708 Blood Banks in the country. There are 81 districts in the country that do not have a Blood Bank.  The list of these districts is given below:

 

S. No

State

Districts without Blood Bank with names

1

Andaman & Nicobar

Total 2 districts UT

 (Nicobar Group, Middle & North Andaman)

2

Arunachal Pradesh

Total 9 district of State

(East Kameng, West Kameng, KurungKumey, KraDaadi, Siang, Dibang Valley, Namsai, Tirap, Longding)

3

Assam

Total 9 districts of State

(Udalguri,Baksa, Chirang, Kamrup (Rural ), BiswnathChariali, South Salmara&    Mankasar, Hojai,vi           Charaidaow, West Karbi, Anglong)

4

Bihar

Total 5 districts of State

(
Araria, Arwal, Banka

Sheohar&Supaul
 )


5

Chhattisgarh

Total 11 districts of State
(Gariyaband, Balodabazar, Balod, Bemetara,  Janjgir,  Surajpur, Balrampur, Jashpur, Kondagaon, Sukma, Bijapur )

6

Gujarat

Total 1 district of State

(Ahwa-Dang)

7

Himachal Pradesh

Total 1 district of State

 (Lahaul&Spiti)

8

Jammu & Kashmir

Total 5 districts of State
(Reasi, Samba, Shopian, Ganderbal&Bandipora)

9

Jharkhand

Total 6 districts of State

 (Khunti, Ramgarh, Godda, Jamtara, Seraikela, Bokaro)

10

Madhya Pradesh

Total 2 districts of State

(Anuppur, Agar)

11

Manipur

Total 5 districts of State

(Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Bishnupur, Senapati and Chandel)

12

Meghalaya

Total 8 districts of State

( West Khasi Hills District, South-West Khasi Hills District, RiBhoi District, East Jaintia Hills District, North Garo Hills District, East Garo Hills District, South Garo Hills District, South- West Garo Hills District)

13

Nagaland

Total 3 districts of State

(Peren, Longleng&Kiphire)

14

Sikkim

Total 3 districts of State

DH, Mangan(N), Singtam(E) &Gyalsing(W)

15

Tripura

Total 3 districts of State (Khowai, Sepahijala, South Tripura)

16

Uttar Pradesh

Total 4 districts of State

(Amethi, Hapur, Shambhal&Shamli) 

17

Uttarakhand

Total 4 districts of State

Tehri, Rudraprayag, Champawat and Bageshwar

 

Total =

81

 

A large number of these districts are new and have recently been crafted out.  The number of the Blood Banks in the country, State/UT-wise is given below:

 

 

 

Number of licensed blood bank in India State / UT wise up to Nov. 2015

S.NO

NAME OF STATE

Public including Govt. Blood Banks

Private including charitable trust Blood Bank

TOTAL

1.     

Andaman & Nicobar

02

01

03

2.

Andhra Pradesh

32

93

125

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

09

01

10

4 *

Assam

37

28

65

5 *

Bihar

32

35

67

6

Chandigarh

03

01

04

7

Chhattisgarh

19

30

49

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

-

01

01

9

Daman & Diu

01

01

02

10    

NCT of Delhi

22

47

69

11.

Goa

03

01

           04

12

Gujarat

30

106

136

13

Haryana

26

50

76

14

Himachal Pradesh

19

03

22

15

Jammu & Kashmir

29

04

33

16

Jharkhand

26

18

44

17

Karnataka

40

153

193

18

Kerala

43

140

183

19

Lakshadweep

01

00

01

20

Madhya Pradesh

54

90

144

21

Maharashtra

74

236

310

22

Manipur

04

01

05

23

Meghalaya

05

02

07

24 

Mizoram

08

02

10

25 *

Nagaland

05

-

05

26 *

Odisha

63

20

83

27

Pondicherry                  

03

10

13

28 *

Punjab

48

53

101

29 *

Rajasthan

48

54

102

30

Sikkim

02

01

03

31

Tamil Nadu

102

198

300

32 *

Telangana

27

113

140

33 

Tripura

06

02

08

34 *

Uttar Pradesh

100

142

242

35

Uttarkhand

20

08

28

36

West Bengal

81

39

120

 

Total

1024

1684

2708

 

The National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) has vide reference No. S12015/1/2013-NACO (NBTC) dated 22nd December 2015 issued an order by which blood banks have been asked to put their stock availability status online on National Health Portal with following objectives:

(i)                 To ease the access of blood for patients.

(ii)               To increase transparency by display of stocks of blood & blood components in public domain.

 

National Health Portal provides platform for display of stock status of blood in blood banks. All the National AIDS Control Organization-supported Blood Banks in the country have been linked to the National Health Portal.

 

The Minister of State (Health and FW), ShriShripadYessoNaikstated this in a written reply in the LokSabha here today.

 

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MV/LK