Blood Banking:
  • The Indian Red Cross Society, A.P. State Branch plays a key role in the voluntary blood donation movement. It has eighteen (18) Blood Banks working in 13 districts of A.P.
  • Blood Component Separation facilities have been established in 8 IRCS Blood Banks in Krishna, West Godavari, Srikakulam, Ananthapur, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool, Nellore and East Godavari Districts
  • ID-NAT facility at a cost of Rs.1.50 crore has been established at Red Cross Blood Bank, Visakhapatnam.This equipment has 2 major benefits
    i. it can identify HIV I & II, Hepatitis B & C viruses that are undetected by conventional tests, and
    ii. the window period for testing is shortened considerably
  • 30% of blood collected in the 18 Blood Banks is given free of cost to Government Hospitals, poor patients who are below the poverty line and to persons affected by Thalassemia and Haemophilia. The majority of the persons receiving blood from IRCS Blood Banks are from the low-income group or are below the poverty line
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO GIVE LIFE. JOIN THE MOVEMENT BY GIVING BLOOD TODAY
THE NEED FOR BLOOD IS CONSTANT. AND EVERY DONATION COUNTS
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Some quick facts about blood:
  • Every person’s body contains about five litres of blood (or 10.5 pints)
  • There are approximately 450 ml of blood in one unit collected
  • About 100,000 new donors are needed every year to meet the demand
  • It can take up to 50 units of blood to save a single car crash victim
  • It can take eight units a week to help someone battling leukemia
  • All it takes is one donation. ‘Give Life’
What Happens to Donated Blood?:To make the journey from “arm to arm,” every unit goes through a series of steps and tests to ensure that it is as safe as can be
  • Step 1 – Donation
  • Step 2 – Processing
  • Step 3 – Testing
  • Step 4 – Storage
  • Step 5 – Distribution
Reach Our Blood Banks
S.No. District Blood Bank Center Name of the Medical Officer Contact Number
1 Anantapuram Anantapuram Dr.G. Lakshman Prasad 9849454484
2 Chittoor Chittoor Dr.M.V.Narayan Reddy 8019383106
3 East Godavari Kakinada Dr.P.Durga Raju 9848424389
      Dr. N.C. Parasara,  9493060685
4 Guntur Guntur Dr.M. Bhaskara Rao, 9491820513
5 Guntur Repalle Dr. V.VeeraRaghaavaiah 9177883353
6 Krishna Vijayawada M. Madan Mohan 9441902311
7 Krishna Machilipatnam Dr. D. Hanumanthaiah, 9440484875
8 Kurnool Kurnool Dr. B.Kumaraswami Reddy 8247456188
      Dr. G.Ramachandra Rao 8440211777
9 Prakasam Ongole Dr.K. Sudhakara Rao 9848121518
10 SPSR Nellore Nellore Dr. A. Yashovardhan,  9866924249
      Dr. S.S.R. Rajendra Prasad 9440762038
11 SPSR Nellore Kavali Dr. T. Krishna Rao 9908317594
12 Srikakulam Srikakulam Dr. K. Sudheer , 9440412613
      Dr. G.R. Srikanth,  --
13 Visakhapatnam Visakhapatnam Dr. P. Janaki Ram 9848860480
Dr. M.Lakshmi,  9491880025
14 Vizianagaram Vizianagaram Dr. Ch. P. Venu Gopal Reddy,  7032076969
15 West Godavari Eluru Dr. D. Vara Prasad 9948566178
16 West Godavari Tanuku Dr. N.Sri Hari, 9885500172
17 West Godavari Narasapuram Dr. D. Vara Prasad 9440467664
18 YSR Kadapa Kadapa Dr. Shaik Hussain Peer 9160247488
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