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1.  The quest for an Indian blood law as of blood transfusion services regulatory framework 
Background:
Blood transfusion services are a vital part of the national health delivery system. The responsibility for ensuring a continuous supply of blood rests with health administrators, who need to galvanize entire communities towards regular and non-remunerated blood donation.
Objective:
The present study aimed to examine the prevailing global regulations and practices related to blood transfusion and press the case for a dedicated blood law in India.
Materials and Methods:
We attempted a comprehensive, annotated assembly of published studies on blood transfusion services in India.
Data Abstraction and Synthesis:
Laws related to blood transfusion services exist in India as a part of the Drugs and Cosmetics Law. In the developed world, most blood donors are unpaid volunteers who give blood for a community supply. In order to augment safe blood transfusion services in India, we have to develop operational legal guidelines on recruitment and retention of voluntary blood donors to direct related organizations for this imperative activity.
Conclusion:
Several factors, such as political will and a professional and ethical approach can help in formulating a common vision, building trust, by providing optimum information towards a social movement for the rational blood transfusion services. We have to come together for a dedicated blood law in order to improve the quality of blood transfusion services in India.
doi:10.4103/0973-6247.83246
PMCID: PMC3159250  PMID: 21897599
Blood law; India; Drugs and Cosmetics Act India
2.  HB E/β°Thalassemia can present with normal phenotype 
doi:10.4103/0973-6247.67023
PMCID: PMC2937293  PMID: 20859516
4.  Behavior disparities towards blood donation in Sikkim, India 
Background:
The aim of the current research was to determine disparities in blood donation motives among the general mass of Sikkim.
Aims:
To identify the reasons for people donating and not donating blood voluntarily.
Settings and Design:
Population based cross-sectional study in Gangtok, East Sikkim.
Materials and Methods:
PARTICIPANTS: 300 adults by two-stage cluster sampling technique. INTERVENTIONS: None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Correlates of attitudes towards blood donation. DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURE: The data collection tool used for the study was a pre-tested structured interview schedule by which the principal investigator collected the data using interview technique.
Statistical Analysis Used:
Percentages and ODDS ratio were used in this study.
Results and Conclusions:
Out of 300 respondents, overwhelming majority (78.7%) of the respondents in the present study felt that people donate blood to save a friend or a relative. On the contrary, minority respondents (46%) were ready to donate blood voluntarily. Only 12.7% of the respondents had ever donated blood while 87.3% had never donated. Among ever donors, gender wise men donors were found to be more; 89% were married, half were from the 30 to 39 years age group. As the per-capita income or level of education increased, so did the percent of blood donors.
doi:10.4103/0973-6247.42692
PMCID: PMC2798769  PMID: 20041078
Attitude; education; ever donors

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