Blood Transfusion Services

BTS strives to achieve accessibility to adequate quantity of safe, quality and affordable blood and blood components to the needy.

Government of India adopted the National Blood Policy in April 2002 which aims to develop a nationwide system to ensure easy access to adequate and safe and good quality blood supply. Supreme Court judgment of 1996 for CWP 91/1992 mandated creating of National Blood Transfusion Council and removal of professional blood donation. National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC), the apex policy making body for issues pertaining to blood and plasma is a part of National AIDS Control Organization.

Accordingly, through all phases of the National AIDS Control Programme, a comprehensive, efficient and total quality management approach has been adopted towards strengthening Blood Banks and Blood Transfusion Services. During this time HIV sero-reactivity among blood donors also declined to 0.14% in NACO supported Blood Banks. Availability of Blood has increased to 10.8 million blood units in 2015-16.

Key strategies:

  1. Assessing blood needs and requirements of the country.
  2. Increasing regular voluntary non-remunerated blood donation to meet the safe blood requirements of the country.
  3. Promoting component preparation and availability along with rational use of blood in healthcare facilities.
  4. Capacity building of health care providers.
  5. Enhancing blood access through a well networked centrally coordinated, efficient and self sufficient blood transfusion service.
  6. Establishing Quality Management Systems to ensure Safe Blood.
  7. Building implementation structures and referral linkages.
1. List of Blood Banks