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Blood Bank

Blood Bank is a place for storing whole blood. It is

  • To ensure sufficient supply of the blood.
  • To ensure consistency of high quality with no risk.
  • To ensure Donor screening through effective system of quality assurance.

Storing of whole blood, issuing it to patient, organizing blood donation camp, counseling for blood donation and testing of blood for HbsAg, HIV, VDRL ,MP HEV.

Responsible Person

  • Trained Blood Bank Medical Officer

Personnel in Blood Bank

  • Trained Blood Bank Officer
  • Blood bank Technicians
  • Staff Nurse

Donor Recruitment and Selection

  • Any healthy person of either sex between the age of 18 and 60. Donor should have body weight of more than 50 kgs. The haemoglobin content should be above 12.5 gms/dl.
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  • The systolic blood pressure not be more than 160. anddiastolic pressure should not be more than 100 .

Collection of Blood

  • Blood should be drawn from the donor by a qualified or trained assistant.
  • The skin at site of vein puncture should be cleaned to ensure that the blood collected is sterile.
  • The equipment for collection of blood should be sterile, pyrogen free and disposable.
  • The donor blood bag, sample tube and donor record should be properly identified and labeled before drawing blood.

Post Donation Care

  • Donor should be made to rest for 15-20 minutes before he/she leaves.
  • If the donor complains of giddiness or faints he should be made to lie down with foot end raised.
  • He/she should be given refreshment which with fluids like tea/coffee, etc.
  • Post Donation advice should be given to the donor.
  • Donor should be thanked before he leaves the blood bank.

Labeling and Storage of Donor Blood

  • Blood should be stored at 2-8 degree Centigrade in proper blood bank refrigerator
  • Untested, tested and cross matched blood should be stored in separate refrigerator
  • Standard colored labels should be used for labeling the Donors unit
  • The donor bag number, date of collection, date of expiry, blood group and other relevant information should be properly incorporated on each bag

Test on Donor’s Blood

ABO and Rh typing for confirmation of donor’s blood group and antibody screening.

  • Every donor’s blood must be tested for:
  • HIV I and II
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • VDRL Malaria
  • HCV