Whole Blood is a term used in transfusion medicine for human blood from a standard blood donation. The blood is typically combined with an anticoagulant during the collection process, but is generally otherwise unprocessed. Aadil hospital blood bank provides “whole blood” of various Rh types including rare groups like O-ve, B-ve and AB-ve.
Whole blood generally prescribed to patients that are anemic, have recently undergone a surgical procedure or care preparing for as operation/Surgery. Good practice is that blood is ideally obtained from a volunteer from the patients’ family. In case of non-availability of fresh blood the blood bank arrange a suitable healthy screened blood for patients.
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.
The anemia can be clinically judged by having pallor lower conjectiva, pallor palm,
Whole blood is tranfused in patient having
- Acute Hemorrhage
- After and during surgery
One pint of whole blood can raise the heamoglobin level upto 1.0gm/dl