Transfusion medicine is a branch of medicine that is concerned with the process of collecting (donation), testing, processing, storing, and transfusion of safe blood and its components. It plays a vital role in patient management. The Department of Transfusion Medicine at Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre commenced in the year 2007.
The blood bank in our hospital has adequate space consisting of Reception area, Medical examination room, Blood donor room, Refreshment area, Separate labs for grouping, cross matching and serological screening, Blood storage area, Component separation area, Sterilization area and Storage room. It functions 24X 7 providing service to patients admitted in our hospital as well as to those in need from other hospitals also.
The technically skilled staff in the blood bank currently provides quality service to more than 10,000 patients annually. The blood bank technicians have two major roles- one called compatibility testing, where donated blood and blood products from a donor to a patient is matched, and another called component therapy, which involves separating whole blood into its various individual components, like Packed red blood cells (PRBC), Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP), Platelet concentrate (Plt. Conc.) and Cryoprecipitate, for administration to patients. The transfusion medicine is the only area in the clinical laboratory that prepares products to be administered to the patients. Blood donation camps are regularly conducted (twice or thrice a month) by a team of skilled and trained staffs. This facility helps us to provide an uninterrupted supply of blood and its products to the needy.
Blood grouping and typing
Blood cross matching
Coombs cross matching
Tests for uncommon blood cell antigens and antibodies
Screening tests for infectious agents like HIV, HBsAg, HIV, Venereal diseases, Malaria and Filaria.
Whole Human Blood (WHB)
Packed Red Blood Cells (PRBCs)
Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
Blood storage refrigerator
Deep freezer (-80°C and -35°C)
Plasma thawing bath (37°C)
Platelet agitator (22°C)
Automated Blood grouping and Cross matching unit
Automated Blood donor couch
Fully automated ELISA- Evolis Twin Plus (BioRad)