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Unwilling to take the risk of waiting, most of the patients in need of platelet transfusion are being referred to hospitals in Visakhapatnam.
Nilgiri-based jawans have been forced to look for private hospitals to which they can donate their blood as blood banks of district hospitals are reportedly almost full and the Coimbatore MCH.
They are creating an artificial shortage of blood platelets in Krishna district and reportedly charging between Rs 6,000 and Rs10,000 for a unit.
Despite the shortage, as many as 2,000 units of blood are discarded in the state per year due to improper management.