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COLLECTION OF BLOOD

HOW THE BLOOD IS COLLECTED ?
    While collecting blood, to ensure the safety of the donor as well as the blood collected the blood bank staff  takes a detail ‘Medical History’ and checks certain parameters of the donors like Weight, Body temperature, Pulse, Blood Pressure and Haemoglobin percentage.

    Bleeding is carried out in presence of a Medical officer. The Blood Donor is registered in bleeding room on a ‘Donor Register’ with details like – Name, Address, Telephone etc. His Consent is taken before bleeding.

    Bleeding is undertaken  on the Donor’s couch in sterile Blood Bags with a sterile and disposable needle attached to it.  The Blood Bag consists of anticoagulant 63ml which prevent clotting of freshly collected blood and contains Nutrients to feed RBC’s.

HOW MUCH BLOOD IS COLLECTED ?

    About 350ml which is less than 10% of the total blood in the body.  Sometimes when specific components like RBC’s, WBC’s or Platelets are required , 450ml is collected.

    Please Note that it takes 10-15 min. to collect the required amount of  blood and Approx. 45 min to become fit to go home in normal cases. The donor gets one special casual leave from your working place on the day of donating blood as per Govt.Rule.

    Bleeding room has an emergency kit for the treatment if donors go into complications following Blood donation.
 

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DONATE BLOOD.

    Once the blood is collected , a portion of blood is sent for various tests like HIV, HBSAg,VDRL & Malarial paraties in our Serology department.

    Sometimes the blood bank also looks for Hepatitis ‘C’ antibodies (Depending on Money Position).

    If the above tests are negative then the cell grouping and serum grouping is done.  Then the Blood Bags are labelled and preserved according to their Blood groups at 4 oC to 6 oC in a walk-in-cooler for 35 days.