BLOOD TRANSFUSION AND BLOOD BANK SERVICES (MAIN HOSPITAL)


Blood Bank(C-Block, First floor)
8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m : Monday to Saturday
Note : Emergency round-the-clock.

Drawing blood for typing and cross-matching.
Minimum 5 ml of recipient’s blood is collected in pre-labelled gun taped clean sterile test tube of 12 × 100 mm diameter without any anticoagulant. Test tubes can be obtained from blood bank counter each time the patient sample is to be sent to the blood bank. The label clearly indicates the name of recipient, age, sex, central registration (CR) number, ward, bed number and the signature of the doctor who draws the blood

Blood requisition
The blood sample is to be sent to the blood bank along with a ‘blood requisition form’, correctly filled, which must tally with the label on the blood sample. The instructions for filling the form must be carefully read. The whole blood and components are available on exchange i.e blood donations by relatives or friends of patient. Blood Transfusion is one of the most important therapeutic measures and can be life saving for the patients. The benefits of a blood transfusion must always be weighed against the risks of transfusion associated illnesses.

Blood replacement
Blood bank depends upon the donation of blood from relatives of patients and voluntary blood donors. Therefore, all the residents and consultants motivate the relatives of the patient to donate blood. Without such donations blood bank cannot function effectively. However, if a patient genuinely has no relatives, a request may be sent to M.S / Head Dept. of Pathology requesting for blood without replacement. Undue pressure to provide replacement donor should be avoided as it forces patients to seek help from touts or professional blood sellers. When the relatives agree to donate blood they are given a note on a piece of paper with the identity of the recipient (name ward/Bed No.) patient on whose behalf the relatives are donating blood.

Blood donation timings
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on week days.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Emergency – 24 hrs.

After such donations the blood bank provides a donation card to the relatives. This card is attached with the blood requisition form and card no: written on the form when blood is being requisitioned for that patient.

How to get the blood issued from blood bank
The Sister In-Charge of the ward has to fill in the particulars of the recipient in the “ward indent” book. The particulars must tally with the details given by the doctor on the blood requisition form. The doctor who is going to transfuse must cross-check the label on the tube with that of the cross match label which is provided with each bag. Details of patient on cross match form must tally with the details in patient’s case sheet.