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Home > Diagnostic Services > Transfusion Medicine
Department of Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion medicine is a branch of medicine under Department of Pathology that is concerned with transfusion of safe blood and blood components. Department runs round the clock. Our blood bank is considered as state of art blood bank and provides transfusion medicine support to the entire hospital and peripheral hospitals. Ensuring safe and appropriate transfusion for each patient that needs it. This involves recruiting and maintaining safe voluntary blood donors. In the Blood bank we also followed the good manufacturing practices (GMP) at all phases to ensure safety of donors and patients during collection, screening, processing and storage of blood components. We meticulously maintained standards techniques and quality control as laid down in the Drugs and Cosmetic Act and Directorate General of Health Services guidelines.
Our average blood collection in a year is about 2300. Predominantly from voluntary donors and our medical students help to overcome the crisis. We are preparing 100% components – this helps rational usage of blood components and to maintain inventory.The following components are prepared at our Blood bank:


       1. Red cell concentrates
        2. Platelet concentrates
       
3. Fresh frozen plasma
       
4. Cryoprecipitate


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Contact
bloodbank@pimsmmm.net
 

 




Services provided by the department

I. Blood components prepared and supplied.

a. Red cells with additives

b. Fresh frozen plasma

c. Random Donor Platelets

d. Cryoprecipitate

II.Transfusion Transmitted Diseases Testing on donor units :

a. HBsAg test for Hepatitis B by ELISA

b. Anti HIV-1/2 antibody test and P24 antigen detection by ELISA

c. RPR test for syphilis

d. Anti HCV antibody test for Hepatitis C by ELISA

e. Malaria screening by ELISA

III. Immunohematology :

a. Blood grouping and Typing by Gel techniques

b. Direct and indirect coombs test by Gel techniques

c. Identifying the IGg and C3d antibodies in DCT.

d. Antibody(D) titration

e. Major and minor crossmatching by Gel techniques

Voluntary donors are welcome to donate blood on all days between 8am to 7pm all the days.

Who can donate blood?

  • A blood donor must be in good health
  • Age between 18 to 65 years
  • Weight should be ≥ 45 kgms
  • Hemoglobin level should be ≥ 12.5 g/dl
  • It is safe to donate blood every three months

Blood donation procedure:
Blood donation is simple, harmless and is a painless procedure.

It consists of the following:

  • Registration

  • Medical examination: Blood is taken if the person is medically fit

  • Simple laboratory tests- Hemoglobin estimation

  • Blood is withdrawn with sterile and disposable needle in bags. There is no chance of getting any infection by donating blood.

  • Actual blood donation takes 8-9 minutes

  • We provide Refreshment and instructions to donors after blood donation.

  • It only takes 48hours to replenish the fluid loss and within 4-8weeksred cells loss is replenished.

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