Indian state sees blood-supply shortage due to festivities

11/3/2008 | Hindustan Times (India)

More than 100 blood banks in the Indian state of West Bengal are facing a severe supply shortage following the celebrations of major festivals in October that shifted attention of social organizations and clubs away from blood-donation events. The situation has caused problems for thalassemia and blood cancer patients who require regular blood transfusions, said the West Bengal Voluntary Blood Donors' Forum general secretary.

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