Blood Bank of Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College Hospital and Research Centre Nashik was established in January 2009. It is a licensed blood bank that works under the guidelines of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC). It is a well-equipped blood bank with a component separation facility having refrigerated centrifuges, Blood Bank Refrigerators, Deep Freezers etc.
Blood components are issued at concessional rates to the needy patients and free of cost to Thalassemia, Aplastic Anemia, and Sickle cell Anemia patients.
In our Blood Bank 99% of the blood units are collected and separated into blood components.
The goal of component therapy is to provide the desired component to the patient with minimal adverse events. The blood component facility helps to increase the blood inventory and stock management. From one blood unit, more than one patient can be treated.
Standard Operating Procedures and safety guidelines are followed for all the blood bank procedures which improve the quality of performance.
Blood units are collected from voluntary donors in house or in blood donation camps according to the selection criteria. These units are separated into components like Red cells, Plasma, and Platelets. Blood group typing and screening for infectious diseases is done.
Blood units suitable for transfusion are labeled and stored at an appropriate temperature.
Hospital Transfusion Committee has the following responsibilities :
1) To promote the rational use of blood.
2) To review the ordering policies of blood components.
3) To review transfusion reactions.
4) To educate hospital staff about Blood transfusion.
Any adverse reaction to the donor during the donation or to the recipient due to transfusion is reported to the Hemovigilance Centre of India. Strides software system is available in blood bank which helps in smooth functioning.
Nobel work of blood donation is done regularly in our institute.
Every year, 100 to 120 blood donation camps are organized in which 4000 to 4500 blood units are collected to serve the community.