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.

BHAKTAPUR, June 9: The four municipalities in Bhaktapur district have allocated resources to bear the cost for bloods needed for the patients.

Health benefits of donating blood

February 26, 2020 10:27 am

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’.

KATHMANDU May 26: Communist Party Chairperson Puspa Kamal Dahal has donated blood in an event held in memory of his son, Prakash Dahal.

Unborn babies exposed to high levels of harmful air pollution in the womb are nearly two thirds more likely to suffer higher blood pressure in childhood, a study warned.

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.

KHOTANG, April 2: When he took his wife in labor pains to Khotang District Hospital, Sanjeev Tilung Rai of Tuwachung Municipality-3 was asked to find some blood for surgery.

KHOTANG, April 1: When he took his wife in labor pains to Khotang District Hospital, Sanjeev Tilung Rai of Tuwachung Municipality-3 was asked to find some blood for surgery.

KATHMANDU, March 6: The third general convention of Nepal Voluntary Blood Donors Society is going to be held in Kathmandu from April 7.

Keeping your blood pressure in check

February 23, 2018 09:56 am

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.

Super blue blood moon color skies

Super blue blood moon being witnessed

January 31, 2018 18:24 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: People across the country are witnessing the rare super blue blood moon, and total lunar eclipse on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, Jan 29: The moon and those who watch it are preparing for one of the most unusual nights in years: a triple bill of the lunar phenomenon.

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.

Phials of blood

November 20, 2017 01:30 am

How would the Madhesi activists who agitated for constitutional change vote in a poll being held to ensure the inviolability of the same statute?

Argentinian football chiefs held a meeting with the Russian ambassador over safety fears sparked by a sick image ISIS mock up of Lionel Messi crying blood.

LONDON, Sept 6: England’s decision to bring fresh faces into their Ashes squad will push the team’s more experienced players to raise their games, wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has said.

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.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Thai Airways International Public Co Ltd organized blood donation and cardiac health checkup program in Kathmandu on Monday.

NEW YORK, July 9: Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his memorable portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood," has died at the age of 39.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Purwanchal Lube Oil Pvt Ltd in collaboration with Nepal Red Cross Society, Dharan, organized a blood donation program on Monday.

Paribesh Koirala is the co-founder of The White Rabbit Studio, a software developing company established in 2013.

Dhangadhi struck with shortage of blood

February 22, 2017 08:50 am

KAILALI, Feb 22: Dhangadhi is facing acute shortage of blood with inexplicable reluctance on part of the local residents to donate blood.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Global IME Bank has organized blood donation and diabetes check up program on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 16: A minor was murdered ruthlessly after being abducted for ransom in Saptari district.

Nabil Bank staff organize blood donation

December 16, 2016 07:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Association of Nabil Bank Staffs (ANBS) said Thursday that it had organized a blood donation drive on the occasion of its 22nd anniversary at Nabil Bank's Durbar Marg branch.

SBL organizes blood donation

December 10, 2016 10:41 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Sanima Bank Ltd (SBL) Friday organized a blood donation drive in Naxal on the occasion of its 12th anniversary.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: After losing hopes of survival, twenty-year-old Anika Tamang has started dreaming of recovering from blood cancer after receiving financial support from her well wishers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Anika Tamang, 20, of Mulkharka-1 of Okhaldhunga District, on Wednesday received financial support for cancer treatment from Nepali migrant workers in Kabul of Afghanistan.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Garima Development Bank Ltd (GDBL) organized a blood donation program on the occasion of its 9th anniversary.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Police on Tuesday arrested a man on the alleged charge of killing his own beloved.

Some commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may increase the risk of mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, researchers including one of Indian origin have warned.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Qatar Airways and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) jointly organized a blood donation program in Kathmandu on Saturday.

DHAKA, Sept 14: Pouring rain coupled with animal sacrifices all over the city have created a strange and disturbing scene.

MANCHESTER, England, Sept 10: Pep Guardiola got the better of old rival Jose Mourinho as Manchester City used a fast start to beat Manchester United 2-1 in an early-season clash of the Premier League title favorites on Saturday.

MOSCOW, Sept 8: The Russian government is investigating the cause of a shocking sight in Siberia: a river that turned bright red.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Thai Airways International Public Co. Ltd organized a blood donation program on Sunday.

SOLUKHUMBU, July 5: A father has murdered his own daughter in cold blood at Gudel VDC-9 in the district on Tuesday morning.

Blood scarcity in Zonal hospital

June 18, 2016 01:34 am

RAJBIRAJ, June 18: The blood transfusion center inside the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital is facing scarcity of blood.