Plasmapheresis is a process in which the liquid in the blood, or plasma, is separated from the cells. In sick people, plasma can contain antibodies that attack the immune system. A machine removes the affected plasma and replaces it with good plasma, or a plasma substitute.
Aadil Hospital follows all rules and regulation of Punjab Blood Banking Act. Blood bank shall issues cross match card with donor’s blood and would adhere to instructions of MSDS and Punjab blood transfusion authority.
The Aadil Hospital Blood transfusion committee over sees the transfusion practice and compromise of
• Director Admin
• Surgical Specialist
• Medical Specialist
• Microbiologist/Infection Control Officer
• Blood Bank In-charge
• O.T In-charge
Special emphasis is laid on ISO, Quality Management system Protocols and MSDS standards to ensure healthy and safe transfusion.
The Blood Bank focuses on:
a) Documentation of blood donor informed consent.
b) Documentation of Blood Screening for infectious diseases.
c) Processing of Donated blood as per established Standard Operating Protocols.
d) Storage, Labeling, access control, temperature requirement, Cross matching, collection, administration of blood and blood products and other vital aspects of blood banking are monitored and assured as per MSDS protocols.
e) Patients disease history and medication chart is consulted before prescribing a blood product.
f) Professional team of doctors and paramedical staffs have an eye to identify real and suspected transfusion reactions.
g) Disposal of blood and related products is assured to comply with environmental standards.
In immune deficient patients plasma is needed which is obtained throught plasma pheresis, the patient may have one of following symptoms:
- Fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and weakness.
- Eye muscle weakness
- Eyelid drooping (ptosis)
- Blurry or double vision (diplopia)
- Unstable gait, a change in facial expression
- Difficulty in swallowing, shortness of breath, impaired speech, and weakness in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, and neck.
- Tingling or prickly sensations in your fingers and toes.
- Muscle weakness in your legs that travels to your upper body and gets worse over time.
- Difficulty walking steadily.
- Difficulty moving your eyes or face, talking, chewing, or swallowing.
- Severe lower back pain.
- Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
- Painful or swollen joints.
- Anemia (low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume)
- Swelling (edema) in feet, legs, hands, and/or around eyes.
Provisional disgnosis is arrived at by the physician based on the presenting complains, diagnostic test, laboratory test and clinical assessement of the patient.
The procedure is used to treat a variety of disorders, including those of the immune system, such as
A. Goodpasture's syndrome
B. Myasthenia gravis
C. Guillain-Barré syndrome,
E. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Contact relavent consultant physician and heamatologist at Aadil Hospital to prescribe a suaitable treatment plan.