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In compliance to Hon'ble Supreme Court directives dated 4th January 1996, the State Blood Transfusion Council is constituted under Chairpersonship of Principal Secretary, Medical Health & Family Welfare, Government Uttar Pradesh vide GO No. 1239/5-10-96-57-Drug/95 TC dated 15th May, 1996 with the objective of Overall implementation of an organized Blood Transfusion Services through a network of Blood Centers throughout state.

Role and Functions of State Blood Transfusion Councils (SBTCs)

The State Blood Transfusion Council is a society registered under the Societies registration Act. The SBTC should be a representative body having in it representation from the Directorate of Health Services in the state, State Drug Controller, Department of Finance of the State/UT, Indian Red Cross Society, private Blood Centers, NGO active in the field of securing voluntary blood donations. The Secretary to the Government incharge of Department of Health would be the president of the SBTC. The SBTC will be responsible for overall implementation, within individual state/UT, all policy decisions for the BTS taken by the NBTC, within the parameters of the NBP and as detailed in the Action Plan for blood safety. This encompass

Organising the BTS in their state/ UT into a network of RBTC, BB and BSCs with participation from government, private, IRCS and other NGO run blood centers with SBTC monitoring their functioning.

Formally linking Blood Centers in the State/UT to the nearest VCTC

Identifying RBTC across the state /UT that conform to the parameters of RBTC as defined in the action plan.

Developing a structured donor recruitment and retention programme for the state including IEC campaigns for youth, to generate voluntary non-remunerated blood donors and phase out replacement donors

Implementing a mechanism to recognise the services of regular voluntary donors and donor organisers.

Developing a comprehensive quality management system for the BTS in the state including EQAS/ accreditation.

Providing adequate facilities for transporting blood and blood products including cold chain maintenance and ensuring appropriate management of blood supply

Equipping RBTC/ BB's with blood component separation units in sufficient numbers to make blood components available through the network of regional and satellite blood centers.

Advocate creating department of Transfusion Medicine in medical colleges within state and in starting MD Transfusion Medicine and Diploma courses in Transfusion Medicine.

Organise in-service training programme for all category of personnel working in the BTS including drug inspectors and other officers from regulatory agencies

Create a separate cadre for the blood transfusion services in the state to retain suitably trained medical and paramedical personnel in the field and improve their career prospects and opportunities for promotion.

Make a corpus of funds available to facilitate research in transfusion medicine and technology related to Blood Center.

Ensuring adherence to bio safety guidelines and disposal of bio hazardous waste as per the provisions of the existing guidelines/rules

Shall enact rules for registration of nursing homes wherein provision for affiliation with a licensed Blood Center incorporating procurement of blood for their patients

Generating funds for the blood transfusion services for making it self sufficient.

Dealing with matters related to property and financial matters as related to the Council.

Objectives of the State Council are to:
  • Ensure quality blood supply as per demand of the State.
  • Promote voluntary blood donation through education and promotion.
  • Ensure appropriate use of blood and blood product.
  • Standardized Blood Transfusion Practice in the State.

State Blood Transfusion Council, Uttar Pradesh

Sr. No. Post Designation in the Council
1 Principal Secretary, U.P. Govt. Medical & Health Department President
2 Project Director, UPSACS Vice President
3 Mission Director, NHM, U.P. Member
4 Secretary, U.P. Govt. Medical & Health Department Member
5 Institutional Finance Advisor, U.P. Member
6 Additional Project Director, UPSACS Director
7 Director General, Medical & Health U.P. (Under U.P. Govt.) Member
8 Director General, Medical Education Member
9 Director, Medical Care U.P. (Under U.P. Govt.) Member
10 Drug Controller, U.P. (Under U.P. Govt.) Member
11 Director/HoD, Pathology, KGMU, Lucknow Member
12 HoD, Pathology, SGPGI, Lucknow Member
13 HoD, Transfusion Medicine, SGPGIMS/ Member, NBTC Member
14 Secretary, Red Cross Society U.P. (Voluntary Non-Govt.) Member
15 Chairman, Indian Medical Association U.P. (Non-Govt.) Member
16 Nominated representatives of Two Licensed private Blood Center Member
17 Nominated representatives of Two NGOs Member
18 Director/SIC, Blarampur Hospital, Lucknow Member
19 Joint Director, UPSACS Member Secretary
20 HoD, Transfusion Medicine, KGMU, Lucknow Member
21 GM, State Blood Cell, SPMU, NHM, U.P. Member
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