Friday, January 23, 2009

Rs 3500/- for a unit of Blood in Mumbai

I got a call from a lady in Mumbai (Mrs Survey) that she needed 4 donors of any Blood Group. I asked her the Blood Group of the Patient. She said she herself was the Patient and her Blood Group was A+ve . She wanted 4 donors to donate blood in lieu of the blood taken from the Blood Bank. I told her that we do not encourage replacement as the blood has already been given to the donor. She said please help me as the Blood Bank has taken a Deposit of Rs 14000/-. And will only return Rs 5000/- if we give the donors. The blood bank in question is a leading Private Blood Bank in Mumbai.
What must be happening to patients who have No Money to pay up ? God Help them.