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Blood Bank

              Our Blood bank is one of the largest and well maintained blood banks in Puducherry state. The department is well equipped for the storage, preparation and supply of whole blood and components to all needy departments. It works round the clock on all the days in a year. We are conducting Blood donation camps periodically. It caters to other nearby hospitals also. The Blood bank is managed by trained faculty, skilled technicians and dedicated nursing staff members. Both whole human blood and separated blood components are available and stocked in the blood bank both for routine and emergency situations. The blood bank has adequate equipment for all the processes and tests. The donors’ blood bags are thoroughly screened for the transfusion transmitted infections [TTIs]. Blood bank has put in place necessary steps to ensure accuracy of blood collection and issue, storage, separation, testing, reporting and all other blood bank activities.

LABORATORY PREMISES

Our Blood Bank is furnished with high tech Equipments and instruments with latest Generation Products and fully Serviced by a/c.

AVAILABLE SECTIONS

Donor waiting area and Reception
Medical Officer room
Donor pre testing and Counselling area
Donor bleeding room
Grouping cross matching room
TTI screening room
Component Preparation area
Components storage area
Sterilization room includes autoclave and
Store room

FUNCTION’S & SERVICES

BLOOD BANKING & IMMUNO HAEMATOLOGY

Our Blood bank is fully Equipped & licensed for blood collection (phlebotomy), TTI serological Screening with ELISA, Component separation, storage of Components and issues of blood componentsbased on requirements.

PHLEBOTOMY

Blood bank collects and store blood and its components from voluntary donors, we strictly avoid professional donors or paid donors who have tend to spread TTIs.

PRE SCREENING

Donor Registration.
Medical examination includes detailed clinical history,weight, blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature and general medical examination.

POST PHLEBOTOMY

Refreshment
Donor care with Emergency drugs &O2 when needed

INFORMATION EDUCATION &COMMUNICATION [IEC] –MATERIALS

Government approved IEC materials are displayed and provided for patients to motivate them and to make them as a permanent voluntary donor.
Donors are provided with appreciation certificates and donor card which helps them for future donation.

TESTS:

Blood Grouping & Typing
Cross Matching & Compatibility Test

TTI SCREENING WITH ELISA

HIV –1/2 With 4th Gen ELISA (Ag,Ab)
HCVMicrolisa
HBsAg Hepalisa
Rapid Test-Immuno Chromatography Test
VDRL-Syphilis R.P.R Techniques
Malarial parasites : PAN+ PF (malarial antigen)
Micro Filaria –Peripheral Smear

ANTIBODY DETECTION

Indirect Coombs Test
Direct Coombs Test
Auto Agglutination Test
Bombay O(OH)
Irregular Ab Testing
Incomplete Ag and DU Test
Identifying Warm And Cold Ab

BLOOD COMPONENT SEPARATION

Whole Blood separation is done in our blood bank using the refrigerated centrifuge into Packed Red Cells (PRC), Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP), Platelet Concentrate (PC)/Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Cryoprecipitate.

ISSUE OF BLOOD

In our blood bank we Issue Concentrated Red Cells, Platelet Concentrate Fresh Frozen Plasma, Cryoprecipitate based on requests from several clinical departments including General surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, Pediatrics, orthopedics, general medicine, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, cardiac as well as emergency and trauma cases. Whole blood is issued rarely and only when specifically indicated.

Here the blood bank also facilitates when necessary autologous blood donation, Therapeutic Phlebotomy and Exchange Transfusion.

POST TRANSFUSION FOLLOW UP:

The transfusion reaction form is duly got back by blood bank. In case of transfusion reaction, which is rare, all the necessary tests are methodically done based on standard guidelinesby the blood bank to identify the reasons.

INSTRUMENTS

¬  Haemoglobinometer

¬  Incubators

¬  Centrifuge

¬  Domestic Refrigerators

¬  Binocular Microscopes

¬  Blood Collection Monitor –Haemomixers

¬  Wheecon Segment Sealers

¬  RemiDi Electric Sealer,

¬  Remi Haemosealer

¬  Laminar air Flow

¬  Hitachi Refrigerated Centrifuge

¬  Wheecon Plasma Expressor

¬  Wheecon Platelet Agitator With Incubator

¬  Wheecon Blood Bank Refrigerator

¬  Kaltis Deep Freezers [-80°C ]

¬  Wheecon Deep Freezers [-30°C]

¬  Wheecon Plasma Thawing Bath

¬  Wheecon Cryobath

¬  Autoclave

¬  Hot Air Oven

¬  Colorimeter

¬  Wheecon ELISA Reader And Washer

¬  VDRL shaker

¬  Rapid kits for emergency screening for TTIs

©  Instruments Are Duly Calibrated And Maintained With Annual maintenance contract

QUALITY CONTROL’ S

Our Blood Bank Is Participating In EQAS Programs Of

Transfusion Medicine module of the CMC-EQAS program
NACO –State Reference Laboratory, Jipmer EQAS And Quality Control Programme
We Prove Our Excellency In Each Time Of EQAS Quadrant In CMC EQAS And NACO –PACS Qc Programs

BIO MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM & STERILIZATION

We are Maintaining Our Bio Waste Management System And Waste Disposal System With Proper Color Coding System Bio Medical Wastes are Issued for Incineration twice A Day With Proper Records.

Every bio waste (hazardous blood or contaminated with blood) will be autoclaved and verified by supervisor, medical officer, health inspector before issuing to incineration.

BMW management was carried out by Pondicherry solid waste management– Tuthipet-approved by the government of India.

STERILIZATION

We Are Sterilizing Our Lab Premises Equipments And Reusable Items in Each Sessions
We Are Using Proper And Best Disinfectant And Antiseptics For sterilization
All Reusable Items Are Autoclaved And UV Treated Before Use

FUTURE PROJECTS

To Establish Our Blood Bank With Apheresis Donation Facilities and  clotting factors replacement for hemophilia patients.

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MEETING ID : 95364780069