Pathology

Blood Bank

Department of Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank) of Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute is equipped with state of art equipments. It has the facilities of component preparation and Apheresis procedures which is working and giving services to the hospital round the clock. This Blood Bank has the facilities of storing the Fresh Frozen Plasma for 1 year. Blood Bank caters to the needs of not only to the patients of this hospital but also patients of west and north Delhi. Our Blood Bank promotes voluntary donation, organizes the awareness programmes and educations amongst the doctors, staffs and general public regarding the utilizations of safe blood and improve patient outcomes.

WHY SHOULD WE DONATE BLOOD?

Blood donation gives a proud feeling of touching someone's life in such a beautiful way. It is an experience that no words can define. By keeping the blood line flowing, you will greatly contribute towards a healthier, happier society. Do remember, anyone may require blood any time, including us and our dear ones.

Blood donation also reduces the chances of ischemic heart diseases (beginning of heart problems) as frequent donations reduce the accumulated and unwanted iron load from the body. Your blood donation will also get you your blood insurance from us.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF BLOOD DONATION?

A small percentage of first time donors may psychologically feel a little dizzy but only for a few minutes. Our staff at the blood drive will ensure that your first blood donation is a happy experience. We are sure this will make you a regular blood donor. In fact there are many people who have donated more than 100 times in their life time.

CAN I GET ANY DISEASE LIKE AIDS OR HEPATITIS OR ANY OTHER DISEASE BY BLOOD DONATION?

Only sterile disposables are used to collect your blood. These disposables can be used only one time. This totally eliminates any remote chance of catching any disease from blood donation.

HOW MUCH BLOOD CAN I DONATE?

Eligible donors (anybody between 18 to 65 years of age and leading a healthy life) with weight above 50 kgs can donate up to 450 ml of blood. Your body can replenish this volume within 24 hours.

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A REGULAR BLOOD DONOR?

As you know, blood is a life saving medicine, which works wonders in certain medical treatments, and life threatening situations. It is an emergency medicine. Our society today is threatened by scarcity of blood. The only source of blood right now is human being. This issue has got further complexes by professional donors, who donate blood for money. These donors have contributed towards rapid spread of killer diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C in the society.

WHO strongly recommends the source of blood as only from a regular voluntary blood donor. Your regular donation will go a long way in salvaging the situation.

WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE BLOOD-DONATION?

Eating light snacks and a drink (nonalcoholic) before blood donation makes you psychologically more comfortable.

WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS DURING BLOOD-DONATION?

Giving blood is a very simple and straight forward process. On arrival at a blood drive, you will be asked to fill a few details on a donor form. Your medical history will be taken by medical personnel in an area which provides adequate privacy. We routinely take a small drop of blood to ensure that you aren't anemic. After you pass this simple medical screening process, you will be escorted to a blood donation area. The actual blood donation takes about 10 minutes followed by a little rest and refreshments.

WHAT SHOULD I EAT AFTER BLOOD DONATION?

Drink some liquid like tea, cold drink, juice, etc. to replenish fluid and eat some snacks. All this will be available for you at the blood donation site.

WHAT DOES A BLOOD BANK DO?

It collects blood, processes it in its components, tests for any possible disease, stores blood components at optimum temperature and gives these to the needy patients after cross matching.

WHAT HAPPENS TO BLOOD I DONATE?

Within 6 hours of blood collection its processing starts. It is separated into components viz. Red Cells, White Cells, Plasma & platelets. These blood components are made available to patients in our hospital, other hospitals, nursing homes, and medical setups which do not have blood storage facility. All this is to ensure fastest response to the patient's need. This is how each time you donate blood you save up to 3 lives.

WHY BLOOD COMPONENTS?

In modern medicine there is no room for whole blood. Developed countries have switched over to blood components for more than 20 years. Unfortunately in India still 95% of the blood is used as whole blood. By making blood components, all the useful parts of blood can be used. In whole blood, platelets die and clotting factors become ineffective and the patient receives unwanted and ineffective components.

WHAT ALL THINGS YOU TEST MY BLOOD FOR?

Blood testing set up is used to test each and every unit of blood for HIV virus (AIDS), Hepatitis B&C virus(Jaundice), Malaria parasite, syphilis and also blood groups. This lab ensures highest level of blood safety to each unit of blood.

POST DONATION CARE

Care that a donor should take after donating blood:

  • Take more liquids after donation
  • Do not smoke for half an hour or drink alcohol on the day of blood donation
  • Have your usual meals after blood donation
  • If bleeding takes place from needle wound, apply firm pressure for 5-10 min. with finger over band-aid. If bleeding does not stop return to blood bank or see a doctor
  • Avoid sports and strenuous activities for 24 hours
  • You can perform your routine work after donation

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