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-Transfusions of blood products can save lives, but are not without risks or costs
-Safe blood is a scarce and valuable resource that is expensive to collect, process and administer
-Limiting transfusion to patients whose chance of survival or quality of life is improved with blood will help to decrease the high demand for blood products and will reduce unnecessary exposure of patients to the risks of transfusion.
-Blood Safety Programme in India was initiated in 1989-90, which became an integral part of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP).WHO recommends that all donated blood should be tested for HIV/AIDS Besides, it is mandatory to test blood for hepatitis, syphilis, and malaria.