BLOOD TRANSFUSION AND BLOOD BANK SERVICES (CSSH)
Subharti Blood Bank services are available 24*7 to offer quality treatment to patients and save life in case of emergency where blood transfusion could be required. It is well equipped with all essential sophisticated, modern equipment and facilities to prepare all blood components viz. Packed red cells, Fresh Frozen Plasma, Platelet Concentrate, and Cryoprecipitate. Blood bank also has facilities to prepare Jumbo packs (Single Donor Platelets). Sterile connecting device is also available to prepare part packs of components for infants and pediatric patients. Premises of blood banks are as per specification and have facility of safe drinking water, and wash room besides donor waiting area, with information and motivational literature and daily News paper.
Subharti Blood Bank also conducts 8-10 Voluntary Blood Donation Camps every year in and around Meerut. Voluntary Blood Donors are provided with an appreciation certificate and a Blood Donor Card which can be used to collect blood from Subharti Blood Bank within the next one year.
1. Drawing Blood For Typing And Cross-Matching
Minimum 5 ml of recipient’s blood is collected in a pre-labelled gun taped clean sterile test tube of 12×100 mm diameter without any anticoagulant. Test tubes can be obtained from the 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.
2. 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 patients. 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.
3. Blood Replacement
Blood banks depend 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 banks 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 a 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.
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.
4. 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 patients on cross match form must tally with the details in the patient's case sheet.