Blood Bank
Blood Bank

Blood Bank in Chettinad Hospital functions and is in the diagnostic wing. It is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and functions 24 hours a day, providing outstanding care for the patients as well as the donors. It was established as a Blood storage center in the year 2005. The llicense for operating blood bank, separation of blood components and apheresis were granted by Drug Controller in 2006, 2008 and 2013 respectively (License number: 270/28C).

The Blood bank is furnished with latest technology high throughput equipment including Refrigerated centrifuges, Deep freezers, Gel card centrifuge, incubator & reader, Cryobath, Plasma bath, Platelet agitator, Dielectric tube sealer, Sterile connecting device, Blood collection monitors, Plasma expresser, Laminar air flow cabinets, ELISA reader and washer, Hemocue equipment and sophisticated donor couches. Large storage facilities are also available.An active component preparation section is available, and components are prepared in more than 98% of collections.

The Serology section has an Automated System (Gel Technology) for reporting of blood groups and other immunohaematological tests.The department participates in External Quality Assessment Scheme (BEQAS) conducted by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers. The transfusion services are monitored by the Hospital Transfusion Committee in terms of the quality of transfusion, patient care, facilities and performance.

It is staffed by a proficient team of qualified, trained and committed medical officers, staff nurses and technicians. The Head of Pathology is the Technical Director & a designated Professor Pathology is the Medical Director of the blood bank, in addition to the technical supervisors, technicians and staff nurses who constitute the team. The team has undergone an all-inclusive training in the technical aspects of blood banking.

Patient care includes both Diagnostic and therapeutic services, comprising of blood grouping and Rh typing, Blood collection from donor and screening the blood for transfusion transmissible infections, component preparation, crossmatching and issue to the patients.

Undergraduate & postgraduate Allied Health Sciences (Blood Banking Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Laboratory Technology) students along with Postgraduate MD Pathology students are trained in Blood Banking, Transfusion Services, Perioperative Services, Blood Donation Campaigns, Immunohematology, Antibody Screening, Modern Blood Banking and Troubleshooting. Faculty training programs are also conducted. Faculty training programs also conducted

Undergraduate and postgraduate Medical Laboratory/Blood Bank Technology students are actively involved in projects as a part of their curriculum. There is an on- going CARE funded Faculty project. So far, there are nine completed research projects, one ongoing project. Department of Transfusion Medicine, CHRI is currently in the process of getting accreditation by AABB (formerly, American Association of Blood Banks). List of Projects.

  • Blood grouping &Rh typing
  • Crossmatching
  • Screening for irregular antibodies
  • Antiglobulin tests
  • Pre-transfusion testing
  • Coombs test by gel technology
  • Apheresis

Blood Components issued

  • Concentrated Human RBC
  • Fresh Frozen plasma
  • Platelet Concentrate
  • Cryoprecipitate

Modified Blood Components available

  • Leucoreduced blood components

The following components are produced and issued by Apheresis:

  • Single donor platelet
  • Therapeutic Plasmapheresis
  • Exchange plasma therapy

The blood bank also has facilities for Plasma & single donor platelet pheresis to cater to patients with GBS, Dengue fever, Thrombocytopenia. The blood bank provides exchange transfusion therapy for patients with Rat Killer poisoning. Blood Bank provides support to patients with Hemophilia and related Bleeding disorders and Thalassemia

All the donor blood samples are screened for transfusion transmissible infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis and Malaria before they are issued for transfusion.

Process Flow

  • Blood donation camps
  • Motivation of people to donate blood by conducting awareness campaigns and felicitation

Drives – How our blood bank encourages blood donation

  • Campaigns for blood donation
  • Donor felicitation
  • Sending greetings to donors on their birthdays and Blood Donors’ day
  • Sending a memorable post-donation picture to the donor

BECOME A VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONOR:

For any queries, pleasecontact: 044 47428401

    • Donor management software

The blood donors are registered in Donor registry software (Sage Accpac).

    • Contact details

Blood bank 044 – 47428401, 8402, 8403

BLOOD DONATION CAMP DETAILS FROM JANUARY 2018 TILL DATE

S.No Date Venue Number of blood units collected
2018
1. 26.01.2018 Government Hr.Sec School, Kelambakkam 19
2. 08.03.2018 DLF Wipro Project, Sholinganallur 31
3. 01.04.2018 C.S.I.Church, Urapakkam 45
4. 07.04.2018 Jegannath Apartments,Thaiyur 05
5. 09.04.2018 Chettinad Health city (Indoor camp) 19
6. 15.08.2018 Chettinad Health city (Indoor camp) 17
2019
1. 26.01.2019 Chettinad Health city (Indoor camp) Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor material Pvt. Ltd 13
2. 09.03.2019 Godrej Project, Padur 21
3. 21.04.2019 C.S.I.Church, Urapakkam 28
4. 13.07.2019 Colors Indian School, Melakottaiyur 17
5. 14.08.2019 Chettinad Health city (Indoor camp) Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor material Pvt. Ltd 22
2020
1. 25.01.2020 Chettinad Health City (Indoor camp) Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor material Pvt. Ltd 15
2. 15.03.2020 Infant Jesus Church, Thiruporur 16

Department of Blood Bank

About the Department

Blood Bank in Chettinad Hospital functions and is in the diagnostic wing. It is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and functions 24 hours a day, providing outstanding care for the patients as well as the donors. It was established as a Blood storage center in the year 2005. The llicense for operating blood bank, separation of blood components and apheresis were granted by Drug Controller in 2006, 2008 and 2013 respectively (License number: 270/28C).

The Blood bank is furnished with latest technology high throughput equipment including Refrigerated centrifuges, Deep freezers, Gel card centrifuge, incubator & reader, Cryobath, Plasma bath, Platelet agitator, Dielectric tube sealer, Sterile connecting device, Blood collection monitors, Plasma expresser, Laminar air flow cabinets, ELISA reader and washer, Hemocue equipment and sophisticated donor couches. Large storage facilities are also available.An active component preparation section is available, and components are prepared in more than 98% of collections.

The Serology section has an Automated System (Gel Technology) for reporting of blood groups and other immunohaematological tests.The department participates in External Quality Assessment Scheme (BEQAS) conducted by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers. The transfusion services are monitored by the Hospital Transfusion Committee in terms of the quality of transfusion, patient care, facilities and performance.

The Team

It is staffed by a proficient team of qualified, trained and committed medical officers, staff nurses and technicians. The Head of Pathology is the Technical Director & a designated Professor Pathology is the Medical Director of the blood bank, in addition to the technical supervisors, technicians and staff nurses who constitute the team. The team has undergone an all-inclusive training in the technical aspects of blood banking.

Patient Care

Patient care includes both Diagnostic and therapeutic services, comprising of blood grouping and Rh typing, Blood collection from donor and screening the blood for transfusion transmissible infections, component preparation, crossmatching and issue to the patients.

Teaching

Undergraduate & postgraduate Allied Health Sciences (Blood Banking Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Laboratory Technology) students along with Postgraduate MD Pathology students are trained in Blood Banking, Transfusion Services, Perioperative Services, Blood Donation Campaigns, Immunohematology, Antibody Screening, Modern Blood Banking and Troubleshooting. Faculty training programs are also conducted. Faculty training programs also conducted

Research

Undergraduate and postgraduate Medical Laboratory/Blood Bank Technology students are actively involved in projects as a part of their curriculum. There is an on- going CARE funded Faculty project. So far, there are nine completed research projects, one ongoing project. Department of Transfusion Medicine, CHRI is currently in the process of getting accreditation by AABB (formerly, American Association of Blood Banks). List of Projects.

Diagnostic Services

  • Blood grouping &Rh typing
  • Crossmatching
  • Screening for irregular antibodies
  • Antiglobulin tests
  • Pre-transfusion testing
  • Coombs test by gel technology
  • Apheresis

Therapeutic Services comprise issue of Blood and Components

Blood Components issued

  • Concentrated Human RBC
  • Fresh Frozen plasma
  • Platelet Concentrate
  • Cryoprecipitate

Modified Blood Components available

  • Leucoreduced blood components

The following components are produced and issued by Apheresis:

  • Single donor platelet
  • Therapeutic Plasmapheresis
  • Exchange plasma therapy

The blood bank also has facilities for Plasma & single donor platelet pheresis to cater to patients with GBS, Dengue fever, Thrombocytopenia. The blood bank provides exchange transfusion therapy for patients with Rat Killer poisoning. Blood Bank provides support to patients with Hemophilia and related Bleeding disorders and Thalassemia

All the donor blood samples are screened for transfusion transmissible infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis and Malaria before they are issued for transfusion.

Process Flow

Outreach and Other Activities

  • Blood donation camps
  • Motivation of people to donate blood by conducting awareness campaigns and felicitation

Drives – How our blood bank encourages blood donation

  • Campaigns for blood donation
  • Donor felicitation
  • Sending greetings to donors on their birthdays and Blood Donors’ day
  • Sending a memorable post-donation picture to the donor

BECOME A VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONOR:

For any queries, pleasecontact: 044 47428401

    • Donor management software

The blood donors are registered in Donor registry software (Sage Accpac).

    • Contact details

Blood bank 044 – 47428401, 8402, 8403

Camp Details

BLOOD DONATION CAMP DETAILS FROM JANUARY 2018 TILL DATE

S.No Date Venue Number of blood units collected
2018
1. 26.01.2018 Government Hr.Sec School, Kelambakkam 19
2. 08.03.2018 DLF Wipro Project, Sholinganallur 31
3. 01.04.2018 C.S.I.Church, Urapakkam 45
4. 07.04.2018 Jegannath Apartments,Thaiyur 05
5. 09.04.2018 Chettinad Health city (Indoor camp) 19
6. 15.08.2018 Chettinad Health city (Indoor camp) 17
2019
1. 26.01.2019 Chettinad Health city (Indoor camp) Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor material Pvt. Ltd 13
2. 09.03.2019 Godrej Project, Padur 21
3. 21.04.2019 C.S.I.Church, Urapakkam 28
4. 13.07.2019 Colors Indian School, Melakottaiyur 17
5. 14.08.2019 Chettinad Health city (Indoor camp) Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor material Pvt. Ltd 22
2020
1. 25.01.2020 Chettinad Health City (Indoor camp) Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor material Pvt. Ltd 15
2. 15.03.2020 Infant Jesus Church, Thiruporur 16

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