Blood Bank

The need of blood is critical to medical care. Modern medical care, including surgery and medical treatment for many diseases, is not possible without the use of blood products. A shortage of blood products would mean that a patient may not get prompt and adequate care. Today, blood banks collect blood and separate it into its various components so they can be used most effectively according to the needs of patients. Our licensed blood bank offers 24-hours service and ensures the critical provisioning of blood and blood components that are collected, typed and screened for HIV, HBsAG, HCV, Malaria and Syphilis; for both in-house and OP patients.


  • Autologous blood donation.
  • Typing and testing of blood.
  • Component separation services.
  • Blood & Component Storage Units.
  • Apheresis.
  • Plasmapheresis.

Health benefits of donating blood


Reduces chances of heart attack

It has been observed that increase in blood iron level increases the risk of heart disease. Iron is involved in the oxidation of cholesterol and this process is found to be detrimental to the arteries. Increased blood iron level results in cholesterol oxidation and thus leads to heart disease. Regular blood donation helps in the reduction of iron levels. It also helps in reducing the risk of heart attacks to one third.


Enhance the production of new Red Blood cells

As blood is withdrawn from the donor’s body there is a decrease in blood cells. To replenish it, new cells are produced by the bone marrow and in this way the blood gets refreshed. Therefore, donating blood helps in stimulating generation of new blood cells.


Apart from all these benefits a donor gets a mini blood test done before donating blood. This includes Hematocrit, i.e. Hb level test, Blood Pressure is measured and the body weight is checked. After this, blood is collected and tested for 5 major diseases like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Syphilis and Malaria. The donor is informed if any of these tests are found to be positive.




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