Blood Transfusion Services

Blood transfusion services take more than 15,000 blood donations a year and perform viral screening on more than 35,000 samples. The department provides special services like plasmapheresis, stem cell harvest, and single donor plateletpheresis besides running24/7 for routine donation and issuance service. BTS performs ELISA testing for many rheumatic and few infectious disorders besides basic immunology for antibody screening. Recently pre-storage leukodepletion and cryoprecipitate production by blood transfusion service has added to the quality of care for critical patients. The department has supported more than 250 living donor liver transplants by providing blood products on emergency basis. The recent addition to blood bank is acquisition of state-of-the-art technology for infectious screening of our blood products by NAT (Nucleic Acid Testing).