Blood Bank

♦️ Overview of Department


         ●   The of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion is a section of Pathology Department provides all kind Blood and Blood Components to the patients according to requirement during surgery, chemotherapy and                        radiotherapy. Along with provision of blood components this department also provide all kind of therapeutic apheresis services

       ●   The aim of department is to provide high standards of care on the foundation of ethical principles, scientific basis and professional excellence. The department also involved in various research activities.


 ♦️ Expertise


            ●   The department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion provides all kind of blood components in both benign and malignant  blood diseases.


 ♦️  FDA approved licensed Blood Bank for following blood components preparation and storage facilities


         ● Human Whole Blood

         ● Packed Red Blood Cell Concentrate

         ● Fresh Frozen Plasma

         ● Platelet Rich Plasma

         ● Platelet Rich Concentrate

         ● Cryoprecipitate

         ● Cryo Poor Plasma

         ● Granulocyte Concentrate by Apheresis

         ● Covid Convalescent Plasma

         ●  Single Donor Platelet

         ●  Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Apheresis


          ♦️ Testing facilities


●  Gel Card Technology for Blood Grouping, Cross Matching, Indirect and Direct Coomb’s Test, Cold agglutinins detection, Irregular antibody detection, antibody titre in a patient admitted for allogenic stem cell transplant as well in donor of allogenic stem cells.

●  Automated Chemiluminescence (ECI -Q) technology for screening of all blood donors for blood transfusion transmitted diseases like HIV, HbsAg, HCV.



  ♦️ Procedures


         ● Whole Blood Collection from healthy Blood Donor

         ● Blood Component Separation from Whole Blood

         ● Platelet, Plasma, Red Cells, Granulocytes, Mono Nuclear Cells and Peripheral Blood Stem Cells Harvest by Apheresis

         ● Stem cell Cryopreservation

         ● Therapeutic venesection in case of polycythemia

         ● Therapeutic Red Cell Exchange in Sickle Cell Disease and other diseases

         ● Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Myasthenia Gravis, Guillian Barre Syndrome and other diseases.   


 ♦️ Technological Advancement



         Therapeutic Apheresis using apheresis technology

            ●  Stem cell Harvest from peripheral Blood for premalignant conditions (MDS), blood cancer (leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma) and benign conditions (Thalassemia major, sickle cell      disease, and primary Immunodeficiency etc.) are done in the department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion.

              ● Stem cell Preservation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells using DMSO & Albumin and storage at -80° C.