Blood Bank

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Blood Bank

Blood components:
- Packed RBC     
- Platelet concentrate
- Fresh frozen plasma   
- Cryoprecipitate

- reduced blood components -
- Leuco-reduced RBC
- Leuco-reduced Platelets
- Leuco-reduced FFP

Apheresis - (Automated Cell Separator)
- Plateletapheresis (Single Donor Platelet)
- Plasmapheresis
- Leucapheresis

Ultimate safety of
Blood Transfusion
FDA licensed for Blood Components, Leucoreduced Blood Components & Apheresis.
Structure, Design, Equipment & Procedures - all as per FDA safety norms.
Meticulous Donor selection - to avoid risky donors likely to transmit HIV or Hepatitis to patients.
Screening of Donor Blood as per strict FDA    guidelines & Quality Control- to ensure 0% error in screening for HIV / Hepatitis B / Hepatitis C.
Quality Control of all reagents - to ensure 100% accuracy & precision.
Quality control of Blood Components- to ensure optimum & expected benefit from transfusion.
Regular proficiency testing of technical staff for flawless performance - to maintain reliability of results in all procedures.

Leuco-reduction facility
To remove leucocytes  from blood components. Leucocytes cause  Febrile reactions, HLA alloimmunization leading to Post - Transfusion Purpura, transmission of CMV &
0ther leucotropic viruses. These components are ideal for all patients to ensure maximum safety from transfusion. They are particularly essential in immunocompromised patients & those requiring regular transfusions.

Apheresis (Automated cell separator)

Removes the designated blood component from the donor and at the same time returns the other components back into the donors body.
Advantages -
Single donor as against multiple donors required in conventional blood components. This avoids exposure to multiple donors leading to alloimmunization & prevents future transfusion reactions & risk of HIV Transmission.
One unit of Apheresis platelets is equivalent to 6-8 platelet concentrates assuring maximum response from transfusion.
Same donor can be used again after 48 hours in case of rare blood groups.
Therapeutic plasma exchange can be done for specific indications.
Therapeutic Leucapheresis can be done in Leukemias with very high count.

Equipment of latest technology
Maximum Safety from High Quality
Quality Control of all procedures from donor selection to issue of blood components
Quality Control of Blood components to ensure maximum benefit from transfusion.

Individual Donor NAT Testing for Early Detection of HIV and Hepatitis B&C  Infections in blood, now in Greater Kailash Hospital Indore

While Blood saves lives, sometimes unsafe blood transfusion can lead to serious infections. With the increase in Transfusion-Transmitted Infections (TTI’s), ensuring safe blood transfusion has become of utmost importance for the medical fraternity. Recent RTI report shows that unsafe blood caused 2234 HIV infections in India in just last 17 months. In Maharashtra alone there were 276 HIV infections from blood during this period, which is third highest among all the states in India.

Working towards its commitment of keeping patient’s safety on priority, Greater Kailash Hospital has introduced ID-NAT (Individual Donor Nucleic Acid Test) for screening of blood donors for HIV, HBV and HCV prior to transfusion.

 ID-NAT is the next generation advancement in blood safety. It detects HIV, HBV and HCV infections in blood at a very early stage compared to conventional tests like ELISA. Due to early detection, ID-NAT helps in reducing risk of infection through transfused blood significantly. Risk of TTI’s increases even more for patients requiring regular blood transfusions like Thalassemia, Sickle cell anaemia or Cancer patients. One unit of blood can be given to 3 persons in components, and if the blood is contaminated it can risk 3 lives at once.

                             Detection by ID-NAT compared to mandatory Elisa Test

Countries like US, France, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, China, South Africa have made NAT mandatory for blood screening. In India only a handful of blood banks are using NAT testing.

With the increasing numbers of TTI’s there is an urgent need to make ID-NAT testing mandatory and Greater Kailash Hospital has taken a much required step towards the direction of blood safety. It is the first hospital in Madhya Pradesh to use NAT-Testing for screening blood donors.