|Full Time Consultants|
| ||Dr. Rahul Katharia|
Aditya Birla Blood Bank is strategically located in the close vicinity of the Accident and Emergency Department and is easily accessible to people from outside the hospital as well as from the In-patient services departments.
Blood Bank Services
- round the clock availability of Blood and Blood Components and apheresis services.
- Only second of its kind in the country to have fully automatic bar code integrated facility for error free and fast transfusion services
- provides all the common and specialized Blood & Components like Red blood cell, Platelets, Cryoprecipitate, Fresh frozen plasma etc.
- specializes in providing Single Donor Platelets and Plasma using latest, highly time efficient and most sophisticated apheresis machine by Baxter Inc, USA
- Provides full time services of qualified expert in Transfusion Medicine for routine as well as difficult transfusion requirements of the patients admitted in the Hospital, which again is first of its kind in the entire state of Maharashtra.
- Consultation for the need and dosage of blood transfusion by a Transfusion Expert is a practice commonly seen in hospitals in developed countries, however because of lack of trained Doctors, the same is not commonly practiced in India.
- provides transfusion consultation to its patients. Consultation for the need and dosage of blood transfusion by a Transfusion Expert is a practice commonly seen in hospitals in developed countries, however because of lack of trained Doctors, the same is not commonly practiced in India.
In line with the National Blood Policy and guidelines by the Maharashtra State Blood Transfusion Council, Blood Bank in Aditya Birla Hospital is committed to phase out replacement blood donation by total voluntary blood donations in a time bound manner. Blood Bank will be promoting IEC campaign to increase the awareness amongst the masses, regarding voluntary blood donation and its benefits to the community.
Show your kindness by saving a life. We will answer your whys and hows
WHY SHOULD I DONATE BLOOD?
There is a high demand of blood & blood components and is ever on the increase. Blood cannot be manufactured in any factory all over the world; only a human being can give blood for another human being. Out of every 9 patients, who require transfusion only 1 gets it. So every donation matters. Every time you donate blood you help someone live, you help someone’s family remain happy.
I DON’T HAVE TIME, I AM EXTREMELY BUSY...!
You can do it at your work place or you can just turn up at any outdoor blood donation camp. The donation will last only 25 minutes in all. When you arrive we’ll ask you few health related questions to ensure your as well as the patients’ well being, who’ll receive your blood. We’ll then take a drop of blood from your finger to ensure you’re not anemic. If all is well we’ll take your donation. This only takes few minutes. And after a rest, we’ll serve you a refreshing drink and a snack and you’re ready to go.
I MYSELF DON’T HAVE ENOUGH BLOOD...!
Why not check out this for sure. We have a qualified medical team which will perform a confidential health checkup to ensure that you are fit to donate blood and your blood will be safe for transfusion.
Giving blood doesn’t affect your health at all. However even if you are found unfit for donation this time, you may be able to donate in future or still can encourage your family and friends to donate blood and save a few lives.
YOU WILL SELL MY BLOOD TO MAKE MONEY FOR YOURSELF...
Definitely not. We are committed to the goal to help the society to save as many human lives as possible and for that your blood is required. To achieve this we work in a not-for-profit but self-sustaining manner. A reasonable charge is levied to recover the cost of blood bag, rigorous and fool proof testing on donated blood and some administrative expenses, which is nominal and at par with other blood banks. What’s more, we provide blood to Thallasaemics and hemophiliacs and to patients admitted in Municipal Hospitals at reduced service charges to take care of people from economically weaker sections. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ACHIEVE THIS.
WHAT DO I GET BY GIVING BLOOD ?
Of all acts of goodwill, donation of blood is one of the noblest. By donating blood you will feel proud, it is a feeling of supreme satisfaction that no words can describe. You have to experience it once to know it. Go ahead and find out for yourself.
Also, you get to know of your health status like your blood pressure, your hemoglobin, your current medical status etc for free, these things are checked as a matter of routine before every blood donation. Later on you are sent your Blood Group report. See! You have plenty of reasons to donate.
WHAT IF I OR SOME RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF MINE NEEDS BLOOD ?
Blood Bank, ABMH, has a unique blood insurance policy where your and your near and dear ones are assured of blood from us in case you need it, without any replacement and on priority. We feel morally bound to fulfill all your blood needs. Be a regular blood donor by donating at least 2 times a year.
CAN I DONATE BLOOD?
Any healthy person between the age of 18-60 years and above 45 kg can donate blood safely. So go ahead and DONATE BLOOD TODAY.
MY BLOOD GROUP IS VERY COMMON...
In fact commoner the blood group, the more it is needed. Patient also comes from the same society as you are from. Society needs all type of blood - not just rare ones like O negative.
I HAVE ALREADY DONATED BLOOD ONCE...
We at ADITYA BIRLA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL appreciate it immensely. We request you to be a regular blood donor with us by donating blood three or four times a year. Many in India have donated blood over 150 times by donating at regular intervals, so can you. Our country needs people like you.
I WILL ACQUIRE AIDS OR OTHER DISEASE...
No chance at all. The needle and bags we use can be used only once and then incinerated. You can never get any transmissible disease by donating blood.
I AM SCARED OF NEEDLES, I HATE NEEDLES...
We understand. That is a very natural reaction until you actually make your first donation. If need be we will use a local anesthetic for your ease, but still we would like to assure you that its painless, simple and effortless, especially at our expert phlebotomists’ hand. More importantly it SAVES LIFE.
IT WILL MAKE ME WEAK...
Not at all. The body starts replacing the blood volume immediately after donation and in about 24 hours the donated volume is made up. To ensure that you as donor are not rendered anemic after blood donation, there is a period of 3-4 months between two donations. Why not ask somebody who has been donating regularly, believe us there are many. And community still needs many more like you.