In transfusion medicine, packed red blood cells (sometimes called stored packed red blood cells or simply packed cells) are red blood cells (RBC, also called erythrocytes) that have been collected, processed, and stored in bags as blood product units available for blood transfusion.
RBCs are used to restore oxygen-carrying capacity to the blood of a patient that is suffering from an anemia due to trauma or other (perhaps chronic) medical problems, and are by far the most common blood component used in transfusion medicine.
Historically they were transfused as part of whole blood, but in modern practice the RBCs and plasma components are transfused separately. (As prescribed by treating physician/Hematologist)
Normal RBC range is:
Male: 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter (cells/mcL)
Female: 4.2 to 5.4 million cells/mcL
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:
- Documentation of blood donor informed consent.
- Documentation of Blood Screening for infectious diseases.
- Processing of Donated blood as per established Standard Operating Protocols.
- 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.
- Patients disease history and medication chart is consulted before prescribing a blood product.
- Professional team of doctors and paramedical staffs have an eye to identify real and suspected transfusion reactions.
- Disposal of blood and related products is assured to comply with environmental standards.
RBC (pack cells) are given to patient of chronic renal failure to avoid fluid overload
Pack cells are given in patients of
- Acute hemorrhage
- During and after surgery
One pint of Pack cells can raise the heamoglobin level upto 1.0 mg/dl.