Issue Date: Apr 22, 2014
The ongoing general election seems to have adversely affected blood donation and availability of blood in West Bengal.
Secretary of West Bengal Voluntary Blood Donators’ Forum (WBVBDF), Apurba Ghosh, said that generally 10,000 units of blood are collected through voluntary donors in a month.
In April, it is estimated that hardly 4,000 units of blood would be collected. “It is a tough time and I am getting at least 100 desperate calls in each day for blood, but I am helpless,” he said.