VIMS Hospitals Regional Blood Bank offers 24 hour Blood Bank services capable of providing blood components for therapy. Our policies and procedures are based on international standards. We are licensed by the State Drug Controller and approved by Drug Controller of India.
All of our blood donors satisfy stringent selection criteria set by the blood bank. That is why we provide completely safe blood transfusion services. Here, top priority is given to ensure supply of blood and blood products that are safe, accessible and reasonably priced.
Through our fully equipped blood bank, we meet the needs of the patient, every time.
All blood collected is split into various components like Packed cells, Fresh Frozen plasma and Platelets. There are around 5000 donors per year giving blood to the bank when is spilt into various components. The blood bank adheres to strict quality control measures and is very particular in issuing the right product to the patients in need after thorough testing
The blood bank organises blood donation drives and camps to voluntarily collect blood to issue components to patients. There is a constant effort made to motivate, inspire, encourage and influence patient’s relatives and friends to donate blood at our blood bank. The blood bank is inspected and audited for its products by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) who guides and checks standards laid by them to see that implementation of all is done correctly by the blood bank.
The blood bank is also an internal audit of work processes and improvement of systems to minimise wastage and also to optimally utilise the components of blood efficiently.
Quality control is of paramount importance at VIMS Hospitals. In order to ensure provision of safe and quality blood, regular quality control checks are done for all reagents, antisera, blood components and equipment. The department also participates in an external quality assurance with CMC, Vellore.
- Blood Grouping and Rh typing
- Blood Cross Matching (Updated method using Gel technology)
- Coombs test
- Antibody titre
- Screening test for
- Hepatitis B Virus
- Hepatitis C Virus
- Blood Components separation
- Packed red blood cells
- Fresh Frozen plasma
- Platelet rich plasma
- Donor recruitment
- Blood collection
- Testing of donor blood
- Component preparation and
- Supply of these components to the patients