2.8 mil­lion

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

The num­ber of units of blood dis­carded by blood banks across In­dia in the last five years as per data pro­vided by the Na­tional Aids Control Or­gan­i­sa­tion (NACO). One unit of blood is equal to 450 millil­itres . The rea­son cited is lack of co­or­di­na­tion be­tween blood banks and hos­pi­tals The vol­ume of blood wasted The num­ber of wa­ter tankers that the vol­ume of blood wasted could have filled In­dia's an­nual short­fall of blood Dis­tricts in In­dia that have no blood banks

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