The IMA Blood Bank of Uttarakhand was founded by the IMA Blood Bank Society of Dehradun. The Founder Members include Dr. B S Pandhi, Dr. Mahabir Singh, Dr. R N Singh, Dr. Rakesh Kalra, Dr. D D Choudhury, Dr. Alok Ahuja, Dr. Ashok Luthra, Dr. S S Aswal, Dr. Girish Goyal and Dr. P K Agrawal.
The project was conceptualized in the year 2003 and was inaugurated on 30 May 2006 by the then Vice President of India, Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. Shri. Sudershan Agarwal, ex Governor, Uttarakhand, and AVM (Retd.) H.L. Kapur, PVSM, AVSM, are associated with IMA Blood Bank as Chief Patron and Patron respectively. The IMA Blood Bank is constructed on 1800 square meters of land donated by O.N.G.C. Hospital. Blood components of all blood groups are available at most of the times. The blood bank functions round the clock for patient services and works on 100% voluntary donations.
The four philosophies of IMA Blood Bank are:
- No replacements donations, ever.
- 100% component separation
- Highest level of blood safety
- self sustenance with 'not for profit principle'
Blood Donor Insurance Policy
(Applicable after 15 days of blood donation)
Policy -1: Donor who has donated blood voluntarily 1 to 4 times at IMA Blood Bank of Uttarakhand or at camps organized by IMA Blood Bank of Uttarakhand, would be able to avail as many units as donated, without any charge, for self and family members (Mother, Father, Husband/Wife, Unmarried Children, Brothers & Sisters) subject to documented proof. Each donated unit is insured under the policy for a period of one year (Other Relatives & Friends are not covered under the policy).
Policy -2: Donor who has donated blood voluntarily 5 times or more at IMA Blood Bank of Uttarakhand or at camps organized by IMA Blood Bank of Uttarakhand, would be able to avail one unit for each multiple of five donations, without any charge for any relative or friend. Each donated unit is insured under the policy for a period of two years. Policy 1 is still applicable.
IMA Blood Bank of Uttarakhand would try to fulfill the entire commitments. However, this is subject to availability of components at that point of time. IMA Blood Bank of Uttarakhand also reserves the rights to modify these offers at any given time. The decisions of the Director Technical & Operations (DTO) are final in this regards.
The time period for refund against Donor Policy will be 7 days for local & 10 days for outstation patients/attendants.