Sindh Govt to open central blood bank in Karachi

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KARACHI: Sindh Government has decided to establish a Central Blood Bank in Karachi to cater blood transfusion needs of the city’s hospitals. The centre will be opened for public in the first week of August.

Director Health Services, Karachi, Dr Mohammad Taufiq, while talking to reporter, informed that Sindh Health Department has decided to set up a Central Blood Bank in Karachi to provide safe blood transfusion facilities throughout the city. He said all arrangements have been finalized and necessary equipment purchased for storage blood bags.

He further informed that there is storage capacity of 30,000 to 40,000 blood bags at the Central Blood Bank and it will be opened for general public next month.

He said the blood bank would be linked with major hospitals of the city. He said the blood bank is equipped with blood processing, screening, testing, component preparation and storage facilities. He said safe and screened blood to be ensured to score of patients every day through centralized blood banking system, run under Director Health Services Karachi.

Dr Taufiq said Sindh government-run Central Blood Bank will help to control spread of fatal diseases due to unsafe blood transfusion. He said provision of state-of-the-art health facilities is the prime responsibility of government and the health department is striving hard to improve patient=care across the city.

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