Department of Transfusion Medicine at SPS Hospitals
The Transfusion Medicine Department at SPS Hospitals is a state-of-the-art facility providing vital blood transfusion services to various patients of Trauma, Common And Complicated GI, Oncological, Surgical, Dialysis, And Critical Care Situations. The hospital’s strong transplant programme is handled and supported by the fully functional blood center. With motto of right blood at right time to the right patient, the primary goal of SPS Hospitals is to offer Patient Centric Blood Management with safe and high-quality blood as and when the need arises.
The Blood center is one of the pioneers in the state of Punjab in getting dedicated NABH accreditation for Blood Banks. The blood is collected from Voluntary Non-Remunerated Donors and tested with Enhanced Chemiluminescence and Individual Donor NAT which makes it one of the safest blood in the country.
A blood transfusion may be needed for several reasons, including:
Decreased Bone Marrow Production
- Aplastic anemia
Decreased Red Cells Survival
- Hemolytic anemia
- Surgical bleeding
- Traumatic bleeding
Facilities at SPS Hospitals
SPS Hospitals’ blood bank is equipped with cutting-edge technology. It has all the modern technologies necessary for component separation and Aphaeresis processes. The lab used to prepare blood components is state-of-the-art and fully furnished with the latest technology.
- The Immunohematology lab is outfitted with a semi-automated platform.
- The Apheresis facility has a fully automated cell separator.
Tests Conducted by SPS Hospitals before Blood Transfusion
The blood bank ensures a series of standard tests before transfusion to guarantee effective outcomes and prevent any problems. Some of the tests conducted by the blood bank at SPS Hospitals before blood transfusion are:
ABO Typing and Crossmatch- The blood type is identified via ABO typing using bead based Column Agglutination Technique
Antibody Screening – This test is used to check a person’s blood for antibodies directed towards red blood cell antigens other than the A and B antigens.
Rh Typing – Rhesus typing, sometimes referred to as Rh typing, is a test used to determine if the outer layer of your red blood cells contains the protein Rh factor.
Infection Screening – The blood bank performs several tests to check for any current or past infections, including syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B & C, or malarial parasites.
Why Choose SPS Hospitals?
- One of the biggest hospital-based blood banks, it regularly performs plateletpheresis and provides all the blood components.
- Our blood bank has a proven track record that is unmatched.
- By adhering to stringent quality control procedures, we ensure that the right type of blood is supplied.
- The blood bank performs all necessary blood transfusion-related tests before providing blood to patients.
- Patients and their families are routinely encouraged for blood donation by SPS Hospitals, a blood bank hospital, which frequently holds various blood donation camps for people to do so willingly.
Blood will be given by blood banks to accident victims, people having surgery, people getting leukemia treatment, and those with sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
Any healthy individual, male or female, between the age of 18 and 65 years old can donate blood. The average weight for a person wanting to donate blood must be about 45 kgs. Also, their hemoglobin levels should be 12.5 gm/dl. Both men and women can take part in a blood donation camp every three to four months.
After donating blood, one should follow these tips
- Have a refreshing beverage.
- Avoid consuming alcohol or smoking for at least 30 minutes after donating blood.
- Lie down for a while after donating blood, as you might feel dizzy.
- Avoid driving for at least 30 minutes after donating blood.
- Make sure to drink fluids over the next 2-3 days.