WR launches new blood bank at Jagjivan Ram hospital in Mumbai Central

Western Railway officials believe that the new blood bank will help providing blood to dengue and cancer affected patients


On Tuesday, the Western Railway (WR) inaugurated a full-fledged blood bank in Mumbai Central’s Jagjivan Ram hospital. It is believed that the blood bank can store up to 2,000 units of blood. 

An official said that the hospital has a super specialty department for cardio-vascular surgery which often requires blood. Also, patients of dengue and even cancer patients that require platelets will be catered to by the bank, he added. 

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WR Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar said that four donors can simultaneously donate blood at this bank and the entire second floor in the hospital is dedicated for the same. 

The bank has some of the most advanced equipment which costs around ₹2.5 crore and a special lab has been created to ensure that all safety parameters are adhered to when people donate blood.