Safe blood circulation is essential to prevent hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B and C viruses are serious but preventable diseases. Various initiatives are being taken for its treatment. Safe blood circulation is important in eradicating hepatitis B and C. In this case, voluntary blood donors are playing a major role in the health system by selflessly donating blood. Therefore, voluntary blood donation activities need to be intensified and strengthened for safe blood transfusion.

Speakers said these things at the blood donor-recipient meet and special seminar organized by Quantum Foundation at IDEB Bhawan in Kakrail, capital, on Wednesday (June 12) evening.

Speakers in the event said that about 5.1 percent of the country’s population is infected with hepatitis B. That is, about 85 lakh people are affected by this disease. RC affects about 5 percent of the population. Hepatitis B and C viruses are usually spread through blood. These include unsafe blood transfusions, use of unsafe needles or syringes, etc. It can also be spread by injecting drugs through the same needle. Blood from unsafe and professional blood donors is therefore risky.

That is why safe blood circulation should be given importance. Voluntary blood donation plays an important role in preventing hepatitis. Voluntary blood donors will make it easier to meet the 2030 target to eliminate hepatitis.

Quantum Voluntary Blood Donation Program Chief Coordinator Nahar Al Bokhari presided over the evening seminar and honoring session by Voluntary Blood Donation Program Director Motivation M. Rezaul Hasan. In the event, 50 times and 25 times voluntary blood donors were honored and thanked with crests.

Fiction professor Dr. was present as the chief guest in the event. Anwara Syed Haque. There, General Secretary of Bangladesh Hepatology Society and Professor of Hepatology Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University presented the main article on ‘Importance of safe blood transfusion and what we can do to prevent Hepatitis B and C’. Shahinul Alam.