Blood for sale: India’s illegal ‘red market’

// February 24th, 2016 // Blog

In a crowded alleyway sandwiched between the wards of a large government hospital in New Delhi, we’re searching for a blood tout. One of the hospital’s security guards has instructed us to look for a man with one leg. We find the tout, Rajesh, sitting on a tattered blanket next to a tea stall drinking […]

Donate Blood To Give Back Life

// October 6th, 2015 // Blog

As a child, who isn’t scared of needles? I bet we all feared those sharp vaccines needles that we got in our childhood. While I got one for the last time on high school, I promised myself that this would be last thing I would want to deal with. Till this date too, the thought […]


// December 1st, 2014 // Blog

Some Asian countries, particularly Japan and South Korea, put importance on a person’s blood type, believing that it has something to do with your personality and temperament. In Japan, people use blood types to introduce themselves in class, find partners in life, and hire people for jobs. Anime and comic book characters also have blood types to […]

Revolving around ‘Blood by :Nishchhal Kharal

// November 10th, 2014 // Blog

Revolving around ‘Blood by : Nishchhal Kharal ‘Drink a glass of water and come to room no 18’, said the nurse with a white coat.The day was old then. Nurses and staffs were packing up. The nurse with curly hair gave a “Lion Look”, when I had come and started to fill the form of ‘Blood […]

Scientists have grown a functioning blood vessel in just seven days

// October 28th, 2014 // Blog

NEHA KARL MONDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2014 Using just two tablespoons of blood, scientists have managed to grow a brand new blood vessel in a week – revolutionising the method used for creating new tissue with stem cells. Image: science photo/Shutterstock   Three years ago, a patient who was missing the vein that connects the gastrointestinal […]


// October 1st, 2014 // Blog

     Did you know that you can reduce your risk of heart disease and save a life at the same time? That’s right! According to studies published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, blood donors are 88% less likely to suffer a heart attack and 33% less likely to suffer any type of cardiovascular […]

Your Blood Type Could Affect Your Memory

// September 12th, 2014 // Blog

photo credit: jomilo75, “Tiger tops,” via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Individuals with a rare blood type may have an increased risk of developing memory problems later in life, new research has found. According to the study, which has been published in Neurology, people with AB blood were almost twice as likely to develop cognitive impairment as individuals with […]

New Blood Bank opened in Nepal

// July 23rd, 2014 // Blog

Many of us have been victims of blood shortage when our near and dear ones need it the most. We rush to blood bank located at Bhrikutimandap just to hear that there is shortage of the blood group that we need. Then we stand there calling our friends, relatives to donate blood. Thanks to Rotary […]

Give Blood – Conceptual Video

// July 10th, 2014 // Blog

7 Common Blood Donation Myths Busted

// June 19th, 2014 // Blog

Blood donation is something that we all want to do but never get around actually doing it either due to fear or the number of myths surrounding it. Today we’ll bust 7 such common myths and present the corresponding facts regarding them. Myth 1: Blood type is common so no need to donate Fact: There is a constant […]

Blood Donation Camps

  • Blood Donors Association Nepal (BLODAN) Kathmandu District Chapter organized 7th UNISEF World Heritage Blood Donation Campaign in Bhaktapur on 16th February 2019 (2075 Falgun 4) Saturday. In the program total 38 units of blood was collected in technical support of NRCS, Bhaktapur Blood Transfusion Service. The program organizer presented a mug printed with the image of blood donors as a token of love on the spot. BLODAN Kathmandu Chapter has completed already six UNISEF World Heritage blood donation campaign in Bouddha Nath Stupa, Swayambhu Nath, Changu Narayan Temple, Pashupati Nath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and concluding in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha on 2nd March 2019.

    BLODAN Kathmandu thanked to all voluntary blood donors and supporters.

  • An emergency blood donation camp was organised by Rotaract District Nepal and Children for Green New Nepal on 12th Oct 2014 at Mangalbazar. The program was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mahatma Chameli Baiji, Lata Baiji from Nepal Manav Dharma Sewa Samiti  and Mrs. Mahendra Bilash Joshi, president of Blood Donors Association. About 49 pints of blood was collected during the event.

    Usually, there is acute shortage of blood in the blood bank during Dashain Tihar holidays when majority of the people are not available in the valley. To overcome such shortage, these kind of emergency blood donation camps plays a very important role to those who are in real need of blood even when there is shortage of blood in the blood bank.