2708 Blood Banks in India

By | February 27, 2016
(Last Updated On: February 27, 2016)

             No Shortage Of Blood Banks                                                                                                         

There is no shortage of Blood Banks in the country, and there are a total of 2708 Blood Banks in the country. There are 81 districts in the country that do not have a Blood Bank.  The list of these districts is given below:


S. NoStateDistricts without Blood Bank with names
1Andaman & NicobarTotal 2 districts UT

(Nicobar Group, Middle & North Andaman)

2Arunachal PradeshTotal 9 district of State

(East Kameng, West Kameng, KurungKumey, KraDaadi, Siang, Dibang Valley, Namsai, Tirap, Longding)

3AssamTotal 9 districts of State

(Udalguri,Baksa, Chirang, Kamrup (Rural ), BiswnathChariali, South Salmara&    Mankasar, Hojai,vi           Charaidaow, West Karbi, Anglong)

4BiharTotal 5 districts of State

Araria, Arwal, Banka


5ChhattisgarhTotal 11 districts of State
(Gariyaband, Balodabazar, Balod, Bemetara,  Janjgir,  Surajpur, Balrampur, Jashpur, Kondagaon, Sukma, Bijapur )
6GujaratTotal 1 district of State


7Himachal PradeshTotal 1 district of State


8Jammu & KashmirTotal 5 districts of State
(Reasi, Samba, Shopian, Ganderbal&Bandipora)
9JharkhandTotal 6 districts of State

(Khunti, Ramgarh, Godda, Jamtara, Seraikela, Bokaro)

10Madhya PradeshTotal 2 districts of State

(Anuppur, Agar)

11ManipurTotal 5 districts of State

(Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Bishnupur, Senapati and Chandel)

12MeghalayaTotal 8 districts of State

( West Khasi Hills District, South-West Khasi Hills District, RiBhoi District, East Jaintia Hills District, North Garo Hills District, East Garo Hills District, South Garo Hills District, South- West Garo Hills District)

13NagalandTotal 3 districts of State

(Peren, Longleng&Kiphire)

14SikkimTotal 3 districts of State

DH, Mangan(N), Singtam(E) &Gyalsing(W)

15TripuraTotal 3 districts of State (Khowai, Sepahijala, South Tripura)
16Uttar PradeshTotal 4 districts of State

(Amethi, Hapur, Shambhal&Shamli)

17UttarakhandTotal 4 districts of State

Tehri, Rudraprayag, Champawat and Bageshwar

Total =81


A large number of these districts are new and have recently been crafted out.  The number of the Blood Banks in the country, State/UT-wise is given below: 

Number of licensed blood bank in India State / UT wise up to Nov. 2015

S.NONAME OF STATEPublic including Govt. Blood BanksPrivate including charitable trust Blood BankTOTAL
1.Andaman & Nicobar020103
2.Andhra Pradesh3293125
3.Arunachal Pradesh090110
4 *Assam372865
5 *Bihar323567
8Dadra & Nagar Haveli0101
9Daman & Diu010102
10NCT of Delhi224769
11.Goa0301           04
14Himachal Pradesh190322
15Jammu & Kashmir290433
20Madhya Pradesh5490144
25 *Nagaland0505
26 *Odisha632083
28 *Punjab4853101
29 *Rajasthan4854102
31Tamil Nadu102198300
32 *Telangana27113140
34 *Uttar Pradesh100142242
36West Bengal8139120

The National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) has vide reference No. S12015/1/2013-NACO (NBTC) dated 22nd December 2015 issued an order by which blood banks have been asked to put their stock availability status online on National Health Portal with following objectives:

(i)                 To ease the access of blood for patients.

(ii)               To increase transparency by display of stocks of blood & blood components in public domain.

National Health Portal provides platform for display of stock status of blood in blood banks. All the National AIDS Control Organization-supported Blood Banks in the country have been linked to the National Health Portal.

The Minister of State (Health and FW), ShriShripadYessoNaikstated this in a written reply in the LokSabha here today.

Source Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 26-February, 2016

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