Blood Bank and Transfusion Services
The Blood Bank of Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College & Hospital is a Government licensed blood bank established in 2004. Located on the ground floor of this hospital, it aims to provide patients with the safest possible blood, equivalent to any international standard. All donations received in the blood bank are voluntary non-remunerated. All necessary safety measures are taken for both the donors and the recipients including performing the mandatory screening tests for infectious diseases. This blood bank is enriched with one Consultant, one Specialist, four Senior House Officers, and thirteen Medical Lab Technologists.
WHO MAY DONATE BLOOD?
Blood donation is a healthy habit that helps blood renewal and it is not hazardous at all. The volume of blood collected from a donor is about 450ml, this volume is compensated within 24hrs of donation and body replace the lost red cells within several weeks. Eligible healthy donors (age 18 to 60 years, having Hb >12gm/dl and weight >45) male can donate blood every 4 months interval and female every 6 months interval. Platelet Apheresis donor’s age should be 18 to 60 years weight >50kg and has not taken the medicine Plavix/Ticlid for last 14 days.
SOME INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR BLOOD DONATION:
SOME INSTRUCTIONS AFTER BLOOD DONATION:
COLLECTION OF BLOOD:
Prior to blood donation, we do a screening process of the donor which consists of confidential medical examinations including medical history, hemoglobin examination, blood pressure, weight, pulse, and temperature check. Then, a small amount of blood sample is taken for grouping, check for infectious diseases, and cross-matching. If all tests are okay then the donor is asked to donate blood. All our materials used in blood donation are strictly sterile and disposable.
Single Donor Apheresis Platelet (SDP) is prepared by connecting the donor to a machine and selectively collecting the platelet and returning the remaining blood components back to the donor.