Issue Date: Feb 28, 2011
BLOOD shortage in India leaves patients suffering from rare disorders in a lurch. For instance, the Central Blood Bank in Kolkata, needs around 750,000 units of blood per year and the requirement in West Bengal varies from 50,000 to 60,000 units per month. During summer and festivals, the blood bank receives less than 45 per cent of the requirement.
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