|The Government has announced a new scheme for urban and rural areas. These storage centers are to be affiliated to the R.B.T.C. Previously, it was felt that some remote centers and non-accessible areas were facing shortage of blood supply under emergency situation. To overcome this problem, an amendment has been made to change Schedule K of the DCA, 1940. The Hospitals whether it can be Private or Government can also avail the benefit of storage centers. The area required for storage centers is only 10 sq.mtrs. with storage facility and testing equipments|
|Storage centres will have to maintain records of the procurement, cross-matching, issue of the blood and its component and such reports will be preserved at least for 5 years.|
|Storage centres will have to arrange technically qualified staff.|
Laboratory Technician, who shall have the qualifications as per the blood bank. The Staff i.e. Medical Officer and technicians are not required to be full time employee but they will be considered totally responsible for over the activities of the storage centres.