The Blood bank is responsible for managing and administering Blood donations, Blood grouping, analyses, separation, cross matching and transfusions of Packed RBC (Leuko-reduced and Platelet-reduced), Fresh frozen plasma, platelets and blood products for medical purposes through best and safe practices. It follows high standards for processing donated samples, and follows specific conditions before collecting blood from the donor to ensure the best results.
Blood banking is the process that takes place to make sure that donated blood, or blood products, are safe before they are used in blood transfusions and other medical procedures. Blood banking includes typing the blood for transfusion and testing for infectious diseases as HIV, HCV antibodies , HBs antigen and core antibodies, HTLV, RPR and PCR-NAT for HIV, HCV and HBV.
Being the critical unit that all other departments depend on, the focus of our Blood Bank is to provide an adequate supply of safe and high quality blood and blood components, saving lives as we do so.
Our Blood bank is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and provide the following services: Blood donation and grouping, Infectious screening, Component separation and preparation (Packed RBC, FFP and platelets), Cross matching, Massive Transfusion, Emergency Transfusion, Antibodies screening, Treatment of transfusion reactions and Storage of Blood components.
The Blood Bank provides its services for inpatients and outpatients 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a primary focus that ‘patients come first’.