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Blood Bank

Blood Bank:

The Blood Bank at Uttara Crescent Hospital, established in 2006, is a government-licensed facility committed to providing safe blood and blood components. It serves the patients of Uttara Crescent Hospital and neighboring medical institutions. Operating 24/7, it offers emergency services for both indoor and outdoor patients, as well as blood donors.

Importance of Blood Transfusion:

Blood transfusion is a critical medical therapy used in various treatment protocols. It is a life-saving intervention for conditions such as massive blood loss, major surgeries, aplastic anemia, leukemia undergoing chemotherapy, and transfusion-dependent genetic conditions like thalassemia major. The safe and appropriate administration of blood and its components is crucial for successful treatment.

Transfusion Medicine Department Services:

The Transfusion Medicine Department is dedicated to ensuring the safe and appropriate use of blood. Key services include:

  • Blood grouping, screening, and cross-matching for patients and donors.

  • Detection of irregular antibodies in patients.

  • Warm and cold autoantibody detection.

  • Coomb’s test.

  • Rhesus “D” Antibody Detection test.

  • Blood component preparation.

  • Donor selection, motivation, and counseling, with post-donation care and refreshment.

Blood Donor Criteria:

To maintain the safety of blood donation, the following criteria are observed:

  • Age between 18 to 50 years.

  • Good health with no recent serious illness.

  • Weight at least 50 kg.

  • Hemoglobin levels of at least 12.5 g/dL for women and 13.0 g/dL for men.

  • Normal temperature, blood pressure, and pulse.

  • No recent vaccinations or living virus exposure.

  • Successful completion of a physical and health history exam.

Instructions for Blood Donation:

Prior to blood donation, donors are advised:

  • Not to donate on an empty stomach.

  • Allow 20-30 minutes after a meal.

  • Ensure good sleep the night before.

  • Avoid donation with fever, antibiotic or blood thinner use.

  • Drink water before donation.

  • Avoid alcohol 14 days before donation.

  • Refrain from smoking half an hour before donation.

Post-Donation Instructions:

After blood donation, donors are instructed to:

  • Consume food and drink before leaving.

  • Stay hydrated for the next 4 hours.

  • Raise the arm and apply pressure if bleeding occurs.

  • Lie down or sit with the head between the knees in case of fainting or dizziness.

  • Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Tests Conducted Before Blood Donation:

Standard tests performed include:

  • ABO blood type.

  • Rh typing (positive or negative antigen).

  • Cross-matching.

  • Screening for unexpected red blood cell antibodies.

  • Screening for infections (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Malaria, Syphilis).

Blood Components Available:

  • Whole Blood

  • Packed Red Blood Cell (PRBC)

  • Fresh Plasma (FP)

  • Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)

  • Platelet Concentrate

  • Cryoprecipitate

  • Autologous PRP

Additional Blood Bank Services:

  • Blood grouping

  • ICT Cross-matching

  • Blood Screening

  • Blood letting

  • Coombs test (Direct + Indirect)

  • Rh D confirmation

  • Rh Antibody detection and titration

  • A1 and A1B detection

  • Du detection

  • Blood Storage

At Uttara Crescent Hospital, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in blood banking and transfusion medicine to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients. Your health is our priority.