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Transfusion Medicine

Blood Transfusion Services (BTS) is the vital part of modern health care system without which efficient medical care is impossible. It is a complex organization requiring careful designing and management. The aim of a Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) is to provide effective blood and blood products, which are as safe as possible, and adequate to meet the patients need. Our department uses stringent quality control protocols to ensure timely supply of the safest possible blood and blood components.

We also make a stringent quality control policy which is compliant of all existing statutory provisions of the Drugs and cosmetic act 1940 and amendments, other directives from 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, HBcAb, HCV, HIV I& II- using ELISA Technology along with RPR and malarial antigen testing).

We receive the donors for blood donation with a warm welcome. Well-trained staff do donor screening, while Donor privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times.

  • Pretest counseling to defer high-risk donors is undertaken.
  • Blood bags with prestorage leukoreduction filter are used that provide 3-4 log Leukoreduced blood.
  • The advantages of leucoreduction include
    • Prevention of Febrile Nonhemolytic Transfusion Reactions (FNHTR)
    • Prevention of HLA allo-immunization
    • Reduction in transmission of lymphotropic viruses such as EBV, CMV and HTLV-I & II.
    • Prevention of immunomodulation

The bags also contain a sample pouch, which diverts first 15-30 ml of blood that is used for testing. This has significantly reduced bacterial contamination of blood products. The sterile connecting device has made it possible for us to provide blood components in parts for fulfilling pediatric transfusion requirements. The various components are prepared in our Blood component preparation laboratory.

Our Services

Fully automatic component separation facility

  • Fully automatic apheresis platform for plateletpheresis
  • Leukodepleted cellular blood components
  • NAT (Nucleic Acid Testing): NAT is a method of testing blood that is used for viral screening of blood donors. This test is more sensitive than conventional serology tests that require the presence of antibodies to trigger a positive test result & transfusion safety leading to a significant decrease in residual risk for HIV-1, HCV & HBV.
  • Laboratory Services: immuno-haematology and platelet serology tests providing advanced work-ups for patients. The various tests performed are
  • ABO & Rh (Gel card technique)
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  • New Born Grouping &DAT (Gel card technique)
  • Direct & Indirect Antiglobulin testing (DAT & IAT)
  • Type & Screen (3 Cell Panel)-
  • Extended red cell phenotyping (11 Cell Panel)
  • Extended Rh & Kell grouping
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Antibody titration of isoagglutinins (anti-A, B)
  • Complete serological evaluation of AIHA (Auto-Immune Haemolytic Anaemia) cases
  • Adsorption and elution studies
  • Saliva studies for secretor status and to resolve blood grouping discrepancies

Our Department is doing 100% component preparation.

  • PRBC
  • LD-PRBC
  • RDPC
  • FFP
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  • CRYO
  • CPP
  • WPRBC
  • Apheresis (Platelet / Plasma / Red Cell)

Therapeutic Plasma exchange is available for Neurology, Nephrology & Oncology cases. Therapeutic plasma exchange in ABO mismatch Liver and Kidney transplants