Scarcity of blood is one of the major causes of loss of precious lives. Even affluent people find it difficult to procure blood. In such a scenario, the provision of safe and quality blood for the poor is almost unimaginable. However, Six Sigma Hospital has made this possible for our patients with the latest state of art equipments.
Our Laboratory has NABL Accreditation and parent Hospital has a NABH accreditation. This makes us a benchmark for other blood banks. In this accreditation, the main emphasis is on the setting of ‘Standards’. We have already started working on this and the process of sensitizing the staff through regular lectures and trainings. Quality is an ongoing process and so regular audits of the department are done as per both NABH & NABL standards.
The Blood Bank has an excellent component preparation unit, where a unit of blood can be separated into 4 basic components – Packed Red Cells, Platelet Concentrate, Fresh Frozen Plasma and Cryoprecipitate. The separation is done using a special, sophisticated automatic component extractor which gives consistent volumes and maximum yield of components. Component separation, apart from providing the right component for a patient’s needs, also helps in the optimal use of scarce blood resources while minimizing unwanted reactions. The ACE machine can also remove the buffy coat (which contains leucocytes) from the packed red cells. This leuco-depletion cuts short transfusion reactions by 90%, thereby enhancing patient safety.
The Department provides immune-hematological and transfusion services to this hospital and other hospitals. The department assures the supply of safe and quality blood Component to the patients and provides high quality services. All required blood safety measures and investigations are conducted and only safe blood is released for transfusion.
Standards in techniques and quality control are meticulously maintained as laid down in the Drugs and Cosmetics Acts, by the regulatory authority, Director Drugs Controller (India), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, and also internationally recommended methods by W.H.O. The department runs round the clock as directed by Transfusion and Blood Donation demand and supply. Regular Blood Donation camps are organized to ensure the blood supply to the patients who do not have relatives for directed transfusion. Autologous blood donation is also accepted. The blood donors are educated about the infections transmitted by the transfusion of blood and its products.