In a remarkable and compassionate move towards enhancing the welfare of its residents, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has stepped forward by offering free blood transfusion services to its citizens. KMC is taking a giant leap in securing access to a critical medical resource, blood, for all its inhabitants. This initiative is not just commendable, it's a lifesaver.
Hemochromatosis is a health condition that arises due to excess absorption of iron by the body. This may be inherited or may be caused due to alcoholism, anemia or other disorders. Regular blood donation may help in reducing iron overload.
Feb 8: Researchers have found a way to reduce the blood thirst of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito bites and spread of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika, dengue fever, malaria, and chikungunya. The results of their findings in a study titled, “Small-Molecule Agonists of Ae. aegypti Neuropeptide Y Receptor Block Mosquito Biting,” have been reported in the latest issue of the journal Cell.
KATHMANDU, July 29: Despite an increase from last year, the number of women donating blood is comparatively low than that of male donors. One of the reasons behind this is the inability to break away from a misconception: 'blood donation risks one’s health’.
Lunar enthusiasts across Africa and Eurasia were treated Friday night to a rare experience: the longest lunar eclipse expected for a century. Dubbed a “blood moon” for its reddish hue, the stunning beauty of the eclipsed moon has been captured by professional and amateur photographers alike.
KATHMANDU, June 15 : Marking the World Blood Donor's Day, Nepali Congress (NC) Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward No 10 Committee on Thursday organized a blood donation camp in coordination with Nobel Blood Transfusion Centre at New Baneshwar.
A new blood test could detect symptoms of several types of cancers years before a person falls ill, scientists have said. The test is called liquid biopsy and it’s being hailed as the ‘holy grail of cancer research’.
Blood donations campaigns are always taking place around the city. And though many of us might want to step up to the task, it’s true that a lot of us also hesitate to do so because we don’t know what’s going to happen and, frankly speaking, a needle pricking your arm and drawing blood is always a scary concept.
While all of us know what blood pressure means, not many of us have it monitored on a regular basis or go for annual checkups either, which might mean that even if we suffer from or have the tendency to suffer from blood pressure problems, it is largely going unchecked.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: "Blood is life, donate blood to save others" blared a music player placed atop the debris of the demolished Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) building at Pradarshani Marg in the capital. Under tents provided by Red Cross Society China, blood donors recline on chairs to donate their blood. NRCS staff busied themselves collecting the blood.
DHARAN, Sept 10: Contestants of Miss Purbanchal 2017 on Saturday spent their day requesting passersby at Bhanu Chowk to donate their blood at a program being organized in Ghantaghar of Dharan on Saturday.
MANILA, June 25: Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and surveys show Filipinos are as anxious as ever about crime.
KATHMANDU, June 15: While patients often struggle to get blood transfusions at various hospitals here due to supply shortages , it is reported that blood components collected by various blood banks in Nepal are being sold across the border.
KATHMANDU, June 13: Blood transfusion to patients in Nepal takes place without the blood being irradiated [exposed to radiation], although this is against WHO rules.
According to officials at the Ministry of Health, blood meant for transfusion must be irradiated as per international practice. The blood is sterilized through irradiation to make it safe from disease.
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