An appeal to donate blood at IRCS NHQ! Donate blood and help the needy tide over this difficult period

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Facilitate unhindered movement of blood mobile vans amid COVID 19 lockdown -
MHA Letter
Letter from Hon'ble Health Minister to all State Health Ministers

Donating blood during COVID19 is safe

Control Room - COVID-19
IRCS NHQ Blood  Bank is offering Psychosocial Counseling, including for Convalescent Plasma donations. Please call us at 011-23359379, 9319982104 or 9319982105. For any blood services query call us at our 24/7 control room.

Click here for Blood Donation Camp Schedule

The blood donation process does not expose an individual to the risk of contracting COVID-19. IRCS NHQ Blood Bank is taking all precautions to ensure safety of staff, blood donors as well as patients by using thermal scanners, regularly cleaning couches, gloves, masks, etc. with disinfectants and maintaining adequate distance by practicing Social Distancing.

With the Centre, declaring blood services as essential services, IRCS will start holding blood donation camps by sending mobile blood collection units to various localities across Delhi from 13 April, 2020. IRCS, NHQ will follow all infection control and social distancing measures such as two couches instead of the earlier practice of four to draw blood. There will be at least 3 metre gap between the two couches and at one time there will be no more than three people allowed in the camp. The vans will be disinfected on a regular basis. Click here to request for blood donation camp

For groups of 6 to 10 people who want to donate blood from one locality, IRCS NHQ Blood Bank will provide pick and drop facility for the same- from the pick up point to IRCS NHQ Blood Bank at 1 Red Cross Road, Delhi & back to the drop off location.

In cases where there are atleast 25 people in one locality ready to donate blood and have a small room available for the same, our vehicle will come over to your location and collect blood from each donor, one by one.  Click here to request for blood donation camp

For individual voluntary blood donors who want to donate blood, we will issue a letter to them over WhatsApp after they have discussed their travel history and all other required details over phone with our officials. A sample letter is displayed for your reference. This will enable them to come to IRCS NHQ Blood Bank without any inconvenience. 

Blood Donation Camp - Ashok Vihar Phase 1, Delhi 13-15 April, 2020

Please call us at 011-23711551 or write to Dr. Vanshree Singh, Director Blood Bank at to discuss the travel history and contact history of the group and all other details.

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An appeal to donate blood at IRCS NHQ Blood Bank! Doante Blood

To contain the spread of COVID2019, mass gatherings have been cancelled.
Keeping in line with this directive, IRCS Nhq has also cancelled its scheduled blood donation camps. Unfortunately, this has led to an acute shortage of blood at IRCS NHQ blood bank.
Thalassemic children, who are regular recipients of fresh blood at our blood bank are the worst affected.

Our donor screening measures ensure safety of all blood donors & it is safe to donate blood. We urge you to come forward & show your support!

Donate blood today at IRCS NHQ, between 10 am to 6 pm.