Jankalyan blood centre    21-Oct-2021
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Dr. Amol Rajhans
Dr. Amol heads the Bharat Vikas Parishad’s Pathology Laboratory in our premises, which is a sister concern of Jankalyan Raktapedhi Trust. Day to day testing of patients’ samples for diagnostic tests as well as camps for mass screening both activities are conducted by the laboratory under his guidance. His experience in the field of pathology is of more than 20 years. He has been associated with various multispecialty hospitals’ pathology laboratories in the city. Dr. Rajhans contributes to social service by leading anaemia detection camps, blood group checking camps, health checkup camps and the like. He also contributes in Jankalyan Raktapedhi Trust’s voluntary blood donation and our other social activities. His proactive role in creating audio-visuals for donor motivation and education is commendable. Dr. Amol Rajhans himself is a regular committed blood donor.
Dr. Tanvi Yardi
Dr. Tanvi is a medical graduate followed by post-graduation in Pathology. She has work experience at leading institutions of India. Her tenure at National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore gained her proficiency in Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, and that at Transfusion Medicine department of Manipal Hospitals- Bangalore has given her an expertise in Quality Management Systems. She has also worked in Transfusion Medicine Department of P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai. She is a NABH Assessor for blood banks. Trained in advanced immunohematology (blood grouping and cross matching techniques), she leads our technical section and is also our Quality Manager, looking after Quality Assurance including quality control, validation, standardization of processes and maintenance of standard operating procedures. Dr. Tanvi has undergone Hemovigilance training at National Institute of Biologicals (NIB) and is our nodal officer for implementation of Hemovigilance Program of India. She is our accreditation co-ordinator for NABH and in charge of External Quality Assurance (EQA) programs that we regularly implement. She herself is a regular blood donor too.
Dr. Madhuri Barve
Dr. Madhuri Barve is our Medical Officer and is involved in blood donation camps and donor educational activities. A medical graduate, she is also trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) by American Heart Association (AHA). She has undergone training for blood bank medical officers by National Aids Control Organization and National Blood Transfusion Council (NACO and NBTC). Conducting session for camp organizers and donors to resolve myths and facts is her forte. She is skilled in donor counseling and medical evaluation of donors too. She also delivers lectures and conducts interactive sessions for nurses and doctors on safe blood transfusion practices in various leading hospitals of the city. Her scientific talks on thalassemia awareness amongst youth are also a notable feature.
Dr. Ramesh Kamble
A medical graduate, Dr. Ramesh Kamble is a senior medical officer and has been contributing to our work since more than 20 years. He has been playing a key role in blood donation camps as well as donor motivation sessions. He has been a faculty trainer in blood bank training programs conducted by Maharashtra State Aids Control Society (MSACS). He also contributes in guiding and inspecting blood storage centres.
Ms Abhiruchi Jagdale
Ms. Abhiruchi holds a Masters degree in Science with Diploma in Medical Lab technology. Trained in equipment maintenance, she works as our Technical Officer and Technical Store-In-Charge. She is well trained in the use and trouble-shooting of automated equipment and has also undergone NABH internal auditor training. Her guidance in calibration of equipment, preventive maintenance, handling breakdowns and repairs, close monitoring of temperature of refrigerators and deep freezers is noteworthy. She herself is a regular blood donor and platelet donor
Ms Amruta Mete
Ms. Amruta holds Bachelor’s degree with diploma in medical lab technology and has a vast experience in various technical sections. She is well-trained in equipment like automated blood grouping, cell separator for platelet donations, blood component separation, and automated platforms for ELISA and NAT for screening transfusion transmissible diseases. She also has expertise in specialized procedures like leucodepletion, quality control testing and irradiation of blood components. She has undergone NABH training for internal auditor of blood banks.
Dr. Ashutosh Kale
A medical graduate and a master in business administration, Dr. Kale looks after administration of Jankalyan Raktapedhi Trust. He is also trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) by American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Kale heads our voluntary blood donation section and is actively involved in donor motivational sessions. He has undergone training for blood bank counselor by NACO NABTC (National Aids Control Organization and National Blood Transfusion Council) and AATM (Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine). He himself is a regular blood and platelet donor and has strong commitment towards voluntary blood donation movement.
Mr. Santosh Angolkar
Santosh is an engineer and has also pursued a Diploma in Social Work (DSW). He manages the portfolio of Public Relations Officer. Handling the 300+ blood donation camps, connecting with camp organizers is the crucial responsibility which he brilliantly handles. He plays a key role in connecting the Blood Centre to donors and vice versa. He has undergone training for blood bank counselor by NACO NABTC(National Aids Control Organization and National Blood Transfusion Council ) and AATM (Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine). He himself is a committed blood and platelet donor and is just one phone call away for any of our donors who need help. Extremely passionate about voluntary blood donation, Santosh’s donor motivational talk to connect grass root youngsters with the cause is an epic in itself. His personal touch to the noble work that we do, takes blood donation to an exceptional level altogether. He is strongly affiliated to voluntary blood donation movement and is a great inspiration to the students, IT sector employees and volunteers of various social organizations.
Mr. Rajesh Tolbande
Holding the degree of Masters in Business administration, Rajesh is our social marketing consultant and is an artist himself. He also handles responsibility of accepting small and large financial donations to the blood bank from individuals, families, groups, and institutes. (*Know more about our financial donation schemes: link, contact number). A centurion platelet donor himself, Rajesh has been an inspiration for many platelet donors. He has a strong commitment towards voluntary blood donation and has a great connect with the youth of the nation.
Shri. Ashokrao Khandekar
Ashok Ji has been selflessly delivering his knowledge and services to accounts department of Jankalyan, ever since his retirement as Branch Manager at State Bank of India. He has contributed in the application and implementation of CSR projects too. A senior volunteer (We have respectfully designated such devoted persons as ‘Sevavrati’), he is fondly addressed as Khandekar Kaka.
Shri Ravi ji Kulkarni
An engineer by qualification, retired from managerial responsibilities at TATA Motors, Shri Ravi ji joined the voluntary blood donation movement with us as a Sevavrati (A senior volunteer). He has been associated with us since more than 10 years. He has played a key role in donor motivation and has been inherent part of all blood donation camps, especially in industrial sector. Donors and our team address him as Kulkarni Kaka.
Ms Shubhada Deshpande
After retiring with a vast service experience 30 years in technical department at Jankalyan Blood Centre, MS Shubhada Deshpande is a senior volunteer or sevavrati with us. Her primary areas of work is thalassemia awareness. She plays active role in arranging thalassemia awareness sessions for youth via colleges, marriage bureaus and social organizations. She also works closely with Indian Red Cross Society and Thalassemia Society in order to contribute to making our society thalassemia free/preventing birth of thalassemia children.