- 22 Apr 2020
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Recently, the Union Health minister urged the use of the e-Raktkosh portal as a single point for maintaining real-time information on the status of stocks of each blood group.
- The Health Minister has termed the availability of blood in blood banks as 'essential'.
- In several blood disorders like thalassemia and haemophilia regular transfusion of the blood is necessary.
- e-Raktkosh portal is a Centralized Blood Bank Management System.
- It is a comprehensive IT solution to standardize and streamline the standard operating procedures, guidelines and workflow of blood banks across the nation.
- It was inaugurated on 7th April 2016 by then Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoHWFW)
- It enforces Drug & Cosmetic Act, National blood policy standards and guidelines ensuring proper management of blood.
- e-Rakt Kosh has components for management of the blood donation life cycle which includes :
- The biometric Donor Management System
- Blood grouping,
- TTI screening,
- antibody screening,
- A centralized Blood Inventory Management System
- Bio-Medical Waste Management System for disposal of discarded blood
- A blood disorder is any condition that impacts one or more parts of the blood, usually interfering with its ability to work correctly.
- Blood disorder can be categorised as Common Blood Disorder like anaemia and Rare Blood Disorder like thalassemia.
- Types of Blood Disorder
- Blood Disorders Affecting Red Blood Cells like Anemia, Pernicious anemia (B12 deficiency), Aplastic anemia, Autoimmune hemolytic anemia etc.
- Blood disorders that affect White Blood Cells like Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple myeloma.
- Blood Disorders Affecting Blood Plasma like hemophilia
- Blood Disorders Affecting Platelets like thrombocytopenia.