For a multispecialty referral hospital, Transfusion Medicine services are at the core of all activities. Over 25 years ago, we were one of the first few hospitals to get a license for component therapy, which we replaced for whole blood and introduced the practice of modern transfusion medicine. Developments in Transfusion Medicine was the precursor to other departments of excellence developed at Sushila Hospital – for urgent requirements like Emergency care, ICU or General Surgery.
In all problems, the components necessary were given. The components prepared are:
- Packed red cells
- Fresh frozen plasma
Facilities for plateletpheresis exist by utilizing state of the art technology. The blood bank department is a part of Dept. of Hematological Medicine which also has a complementary Hematology lab and both units are under Head of Hematological Medicine. This synergy facilitates quick diagnosis in bleeding emergencies and facilitates the prompt issue of the necessary component therapy.
Quality of our products is our primary focus. This is achieved with strict vigilance and best operating practices, quality control at every level. Sushila Hospital blood bank department complies with FDA and other Regulatory Authorities. It strives to achieve International standards and meets their requirements through continuous improvement of Quality Management system.
Virtual zero level risk of transfusion-transmitted disease(TTDs):
The endeavor of the department is to supply the safest possible blood components. The blood bank department has a separate division which deals with TTD screening. This is done with state of the art technology with a focus on bringing TTDs to a zero incidence. Besides testing hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, malaria, and syphilis by latest generation kits, we also test for hepatitis B core antibodies. Our staff are also very conscientious while screening and interviewing the donor. In a nutshell, efforts are at various levels to pick up cases in the earliest incubation period.