The blood bank is committed to protecting the safety of both donors and potential recipients by providing quality blood and blood products from non-remunerated, healthy donors following a stringent screening process. Voluntary blood donation, being the safest form of blood donation, is encouraged. The blood bank provides for the blood requirements of patients within the hospital as well as various other hospitals and nursing homes in the city. The blood bank is licensed to prepare Whole Blood, Packed Red blood Cells, Platelet concentrate, Fresh Frozen plasma, Cryoprecipitate, Single donor platelets (platelets prepared by pheresis), Plasma pheresis and leucodepleted blood.
Following blood donation, every blood unit is separated into its components and tested for ABO & Rh blood grouping, Antibody screen, Screening for infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis & Malarial Parasite with highly sensitive and fully automated technologies.
The blood bank is equipped with the state of art equipment that enables use of advanced techniques for processing, screening and storage of blood, thus providing the assurance of quality blood products for all patients. As part of its ongoing quest for excellence, the blood bank is in the process of acquiring a separate NABH accreditation for the blood bank.
A few Handy tips to follow before, during and after donation can make your blood donation a safe and pleasant experience.