Voluntary Blood Donation Programme
- An Operational Guideline
"Safe Blood Starts With Me"
DONATE BLOOD : SAVE A LIFE
National AIDS Control Organisation
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India New Delhi
Produced and published by : National AIDS Control Organisation Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India Published in July 2007 © NACO, 2007 All rights reserved
K. Sujatha Rao
Additional Secretary & Director General National AIDS Control Organisation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Voluntary Blood Donation programme is the foundation for safe and quality Blood Transfusion Service as the blood collection from Voluntary non-renumerated blood donors is considered to be the safest. In order to augment Voluntary Blood Donation in the country, there was a felt need to develop an operational guideline which can provide all the necessary information on recruitment and retention of voluntary blood donors and guide organizations for this important activity. Recruitment of safe donors is a challenging task. It is necessary that people realize that blood donation is their responsibility. No Blood Bank, hospital or Government can sustain health care without adequate blood from such donors and Blood Donor Organisations plays a very crucial role in this endeavor. In order to improve upon the voluntary blood collection through a comprehensive voluntary blood donation programme, this guideline will serve as an important tool as it covers every aspect of the programme including the organization of the VBD camps. This will also be of immense help to all those who are involved with the voluntary blood donation programme in the country. I would like to acknowledge the contribution made by Mrs. Kanta Swaroop Krishen, Mr. Apurba Ghosh, Mr. Debabrata Ray and Mrs. Malti Chibber for framing these guidelines. I hope that this book will guide organizations to change the mindset of the...