About Blood Bank
Our Blood Bank supports Voluntary blood donation, rational use of blood components and promotes safe blood transfusions. The transfusion services are integrated with the healthcare system of the hospital and provide approximately 36,000 units of blood components annually. Use of blood products are optimized by 100% component separation and good inventory management through regular donor motivation and recruitment programs. A well-established rare donor registry is one of the major strengths of the department. Laboratory services include blood grouping, antibody screening and identification, pre-transfusion testing and range of immuno-hematological tests. Clinical services of the department include patient blood management, donor and therapeutic apheresis, transfusion support with special blood components such as leukodepleted, irradiated, washed and minor phenotype matched red blood cells. Massive transfusion protocol and TEG based component therapy is also offered by the unit. Hematopoietic stem cell collection form peripheral blood by apheresis technology has been started recently and transfusion medicine specialists are the part of the bone marrow transplantation team. Patients suffering from thalassemia, hemophilia, sickle cell disease and retroviral disease are provided blood free of cost.