Lahore: During blood transfusion to the patients many diseases also transmit to them which include HIV AIDS and Hepatitis B+C. The solution of this big problem is that only screened and safe blood should be transfused to the needy one. Keeping its importance, the Health Department Punjab has started registration of blood banks in the province and licenses are being issued to run a blood bank.
It was stated by the Secretary Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority (PBTA) Dr. Jaffar Saleem while briefing about the functioning of PBTA. He disclose, in future no unregistered blood bank could be operated and if anybody found violating the law, such blood bank not only be sealed but criminal proceedings would also be initiated against the owner under “Punjab Safe Transfusion Ordinance”. He said that there is nothing more precious than the human life and safety of human life is the number one responsibility of health department Punjab.
Dr. Jaffar Saleem said that Fatmeed Foundation, Sundas Foundation, Red Crescent Society and Hussainia Foundation doing well but these organizations have to adopt more preventive methods during the collection of blood donations for ensuring that only safe blood should be transfused to the patients. He said that registration of blood banks is continuing and for this purpose free of cost registration forms are available from the office of PBTA, 5, Montgomery Road Lahore and this form can be downloaded from the website of Punjab health department.