The blood bank at Indus Hospital is Fully Functional Providing Whole Human Blood / Blood Components to Indoor Patients. A Blood Bank Is a Center Where Blood Gathered As A Result Of Blood Donation Is Stored And Preserved For Later Use In Blood Transfusion.
Blood component therapy is also called blood transfusion. Blood moves through our bodies bringing oxygen and food to the cells and carrying away waste. Whole blood is made up of a number of components including a liquid portion (plasma) and different types of cells. If a person lose a lot of blood or if some blood cells are damaged or there are not enough of them, he may need blood component therapy. This means that blood components are required to be transfused into the patient’s bloodstream.
The Department of Transfusion Medicine is equipped with high-end systems to collect and process blood for the preparation of components, storage of blood and blood products, and for apheresis procedures.
The latest techniques are used for immuno-hematological testing, blood compatibility, and for diagnosis. The department is committed to ensuring the availability of safe blood. We provide the best quality blood and components, prepared from non-remunerated voluntary donors, screened by appropriate methods, and stored and transported at the right temperature. We also maintain a quality system that is compliant with all existing statutory provisions of the Drugs and cosmetic act 1940 and amendments, other directives from the Drug Controller General of India, National Blood Policy, NACO guidelines on HIV screening, and NABH guidelines. Blood is carefully screened for transfusion-transmitted infections (HBsAg, HCV, HIV I & II- using CMIA technology along with RPR and malarial antigen testing) Stringent quality control practices include testing a defined number of units of each product for the appropriate parameters. The facility is licensed by Drug Controller General India.
The department has adopted Leukoreduction technology (Opti) to provide Leukoreduced Red Cells.Red cell grouping, antibody screening, antihuman globulin test & cross match is being done routinely using the latest technique of gel technology. We have a facility for advanced tests (Identification of antigen, antibody & rare blood groups)The Department provides round-the-clock service including platelet apheresis and peripheral stem cell harvesting.
Why Choose us?
Indus Hospital blood bank is a center where blood gathered as a result of blood donation is stored and preserved for later use in blood transfusion. The term 'blood bank" typically refers to a division of a hospital where the storage of blood products occurs and where proper testing is performed (to reduce the risk of transfusion-related adverse events). Blood banking includes tasks related to blood collection, processing, testing, separation, and storage.
What tests are done in the blood bank of Indus?
A certain set of standard tests are done in the lab once blood is donated, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Typing: ABO group (blood type)
- Rh typing (positive or negative antigen)
- Screening for any unexpected red blood cell antibodies that may cause problems in the recipient
- Screening for current or past infections, including:
- o Hepatitis virus’s B and C
- o Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- o Human T-lymphotropic viruses (HTLV) I and II
- o Syphilis
- o West Nile virus
- o Chagas disease
- Irradiation to blood cells is performed to disable any T-lymphocytes present in the donated blood. (T-lymphocytes can cause a reaction when transfused, but can also cause graft-versus-host problems with repeated exposure to foreign cells.)
- Leukocyte-reduced blood has been filtered to remove the white blood cells that contain antibodies that can cause fevers in the recipient of the transfusion. (These antibodies, with repeated transfusions, may also increase a recipient's risk of reactions to subsequent transfusions.)
Scope of Services
Operational 24 x 7 x 365 days
Equipped With State Of The Art Equipment
Regular Quality checks are carried out on blood bags, kits, and blood components.