Transfusion of human blood involves preservation and transportation of blood. With modern technology and development of effective preservative solutions blood transfusions can now be made widely and safely available. At Jankalyan Blood Centre, every blood donation is fully utilized. We separate various blood components by centrifuge and preserve them separately as per norms. Each blood component can be used to treat different diseases. Blood is tested for diseases it may carry, and any blood testing positive for a disease is destroyed.
Safety Precautions Taken At the Time of Donation
- Donors are attended by trained technicians and nursing team at all times.
- Donor is tested for blood pressure, pulse and temperature.
- Donor is tested for haemoglobin level that is deemed fit for donation.
- Blood donation is carried out using sterile and disposable (one-time use) equipment making the process safe and secure.
Regular and Registered Donors
- Regular and registered donors/volunteers are the safest source of blood.
- The Blood Centre thus can avail to their medical history at any time.
- We encourage voluntary blood donation thus encouraging honest and unpressured donation.
- Donated blood is screened for diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis, and other virus infected diseases.
- Blood screening is performed as per quality system requirements.
- Donated blood collected in an anticoagulant so as to be transfused later in its unmodified state.
- Donor’s blood type is determined and confirmed. Only matching blood samples are carefully administered in case of request for blood.
- If a donor, even if regular, shows evidence of any disease, he or she is deferred from subsequent donations until fit.
- We implement effective quality systems that encompasses all management and standard practices, documentation, staff training and quality assessment.
Testing methods commonly used in blood banks: ELISA (Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay). It Measures response of the donor’s immune system (in the form of proteins called antibodies, which are specific to every disease). But it cannot directly measure the virus in blood. Hence detects the disease only after sufficient response from body’s immune system.
Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAT) measures the virus directly by multiplying the nucleic acid (DNA/RNA). Detects the disease even before the response from body’s immune system. It is globally the best technology available in the field. Janakalyan Blood Bank is well equipped for testing by NAT and ELISA both. Feel safe when you receive NAT tested blood for your patient!