The blood bank at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital was founded in the year 1995 and was upgraded to a ‘Components Blood Bank’ in 2000. The blood bank utilizes deep freezers (maintaining temperatures between -40 ºC and -80 ºC), heavy duty refrigerated centrifuges (for component separation), platelet agitators, tube sealers and blood collection monitors.
All of these have automatic temperature monitors and digital readout systems, as well as automatic alarms with continuous temperature surveillance, to ensure the safety and integrity of the blood and components. The Blood Bank at Sri Ramakrishna Hospitals provides the following services.
- Facilities for the issue of whole blood, packed red cells, fresh frozen plasma, platelet concentrates and platelet-rich plasma.
Paediatric / divided blood units.
- Direct and indirect Coombs test (antiglobulin test)
- Autologous donations: the option for patients scheduled for elective surgery to donate their own blood in advance for transfusion back into them during their own procedure
In case of emergency situations our blood bank follows NACO protocols in issuing the required blood and blood products.