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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSFUSION MEDICINE AND BLOOD BANK

 

Blood Bank Medical Officer    :  Dr. J. Ravishankar MD (IH & BT), Assistant Professor  

 

    The Department of Transfusion Medicine at the Government Villupuram Medical College and Hospital has a fully equipped Blood bank running 24 x 7 all through the year. The Blood bank has license to collect whole blood and to separate blood components (License No. 324/28 C) valid till 01.05.2021.

    Blood donors are encouraged to donate blood from morning to evening. Our blood collection room is air-conditioned and has latest facilities like donor couch and blood collection monitor to collect requisite amount of blood and to prevent donor adverse reactions. All blood donors are given refreshments and thanked with appreciation certificates.

Blood components are prepared in the fully functional component separation unit which has a refrigerated centrifuge (the heart of component separation unit, that separates blood components) along with plasma expresser, double pan balance and di-electric tube sealer. The blood units (whole blood and packed red cells) are stored in Blood bank refrigerators, FFPs are stored in Plasma freezers (- 80 0C, - 40 0C and - 25 0C) while platelet concentrates are stored in platelet agitator cum incubator. The Blood bank has a storage capacity for 1200 plasma units and 1000 blood units as whole blood or packed red cells.

The blood bank is equipped with a state of the art sterile connecting device that makes transfusions safer (especially for pediatric transfusions, as the blood bag is divided in a closed environment under laminar air flow). We also have a cryobath to prepare cryoprecipitate from fresh frozen plasma.

We report regularly to (http://www.tngovbloodbank.in/ ) Tamilnadu AIDS Control Society,   (https://www.eraktkosh.in/) centralized blood bank data management across the nation and (http://sims.naco.gov.in/simshome/) Strategic Information Management System of NACO which is an integrated web-based reporting, data management and decision support system. We also report to Hemovigilance Programme of India (http://www.haemovigil.nib.gov.in) on blood transfusion reactions and donor adverse reactions.



 

HISTORY

  • Started in 2010
  • License no. 324/28-C
  • License validity – till 1.5.2021 

LOCATION

  • Near Central lab services
  • Occupying space 2999 Sq.ft

OUR SERVICES                                                                                                                                                  

  • 24 X 7 X 365 service
  • Issuing Whole Blood (WB), Packed red blood cells (PRBC), fresh frozen plasma (FFP), platelet concentrates (PC) and cryoprecipitate
  • Blood Grouping & Rh typing done for blood donors, OP/IP and master health check up patients.
  • Conducting blood donation awareness campaign and camps in colleges and public (along with Rotary Club, Lions Club, Indian Red Cross Society, Red Ribbon Club, etc.).
  • Issuing Appreciation Certificates to blood donors and camp organizers.
  • Antiglobulin testing (Direct and Indirect)

SCREENING TESTS DONE

  • HIV , HBsAg , HCV, VDRL, Malaria parasite.

 MAJOR EQUIPMENTS

  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Blood bank refrigerator (2-6 0C )
  • Deep freezers (-40 0C and – 80 0C )
  • Platelet incubator cum agitator
  • Cryobath
  • Sterile connecting device
  • Blood Collection Monitor
  • Tube sealer
  • Ice lined Refrigerator
  • Laminar air flow
  • Blood donor couch

Our storage capacity is 1000 units of whole blood or packed red cells and 1200 plasma units (FFP or Cryo) and 50 platelet concentrates a time.


                                                                       
ABOUT BLOOD DONATION

  • One unit contains 350 mL/450 mL of whole blood
  • 60% of blood constituent is water. It will be replaced in 24 hours with water intake from food and fluids
  • Red cells replacement takes 4-6 weeks (including replenishment in bone marrow)
  • Avoid heavy exercise or lifting weights on the day of donation

  
DONOR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Age 18 – 65 years
  • Weight more than 45 Kg
  • Hemoglobin more than 12.5 gms
  • Pulse 60- 100
  • Blood pressure 100/60 – 180/100 mm Hg
  • Donors can donate once in 3 months
  • Take light breakfast and adequate fluids
  • Healthy on the day of donation

DONOR DEFERRAL

TEMPORARILY

  • Abortion  6 months
  • Typhoid fever 12 months
  • Malaria treated 3 months
  • Immunization (cholera, typhoid, diphtheria, tetanus, plague - 15 days)
  • Rabies vaccination - 12 months after completion of vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Immune globulin, IVIG, RhIG - 12 months
  • Tattoo or piercing – 12 months
  • Feeling unhealthy on the day of donation

 

PERMANENTLY

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Abnormal bleeding tendencies
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Hepatitis B infection, HIV, HCV
  • Chronic nephritis
  • Liver disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Leprosy
  • Schizophrenia and other psychiatric treatment
  • Endocrine disorders

 HIGHLIGHTS

                                                                                                               
 

 

2017

2018

TOTAL NUMBER OF BLOOD UNITS COLLECTED

4156

5837

TOTAL NUMBER OF  CAMPS CONDUCTED

43

63

TOTAL UNITS COLLECTED IN CAMP

1874

3013

TOTAL UNITS COLLECTED IN HOSPITAL

2282

2824

TOTAL BLOOD COMPONENTS

6914

10818

TOTAL ISSUE IN OUR HOSPITAL

8137

9242

ISSUED TO OTHER GOVT. HOSPITAL& PHC

662

599

HIV REACTIVE

1

4

HBSAG POSITIVE

51

99

HCV POSITIVE

1

5

VDRL

NIL

NIL

MP                                                                       

NIL

NIL


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