The Department of Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank) at All Is Well Multispecialty Hospital is dedicated to providing the best possible blood transfusion practices. We are fully licensed by the Food and Drug Administration and proud members of the State Blood Transfusion Council and the Federation of Blood Bank. Our goal is to ensure high-quality services, operational efficiency, donor satisfaction, and improved patient care.
The department plays a crucial role in patient care, promoting the responsible use of blood and blood components. Our team of dedicated doctors and well-trained medical staff work together with trained counsellors to implement best practices in all aspects of blood transfusion. This includes donor selection procedures, donor bleeding, component preparation, and serological testing for blood group and transfusion transmitted infections.
The Blood Bank prioritises the safety of our blood and blood components by carefully checking the medical history and physical examination of our donors. Our immunohaematology laboratory uses advanced automated systems from Immucor to perform donor and patient blood group analysis, Rh phenotyping, antibody screening, and identification. We also offer advanced techniques such as auto/allo adsorption, elution, extended antigen typing, and platelet crossmatching to address complex cases.
Other advanced technologies, such as leukocyte reduction and irregular antibody screening, help reduce the risk of adverse reactions. We also use sterile connecting devices to provide blood components in aliquots for paediatric transfusions. Our apheresis area is equipped with a fully automated cell separator, which can produce various components and perform various therapeutic procedures, including plateletpheresis.
The Blood Bank is licensed to prepare a variety of blood components, including:
- Whole blood
- Concentrated human red blood corpuscles
- Leukocyte reduced red blood concentrate
- Fresh frozen plasma
- Random donor platelet concentrate
- Single donor platelets (platelets prepared by apheresis)
In addition to our current offerings, we have plans to provide the following services in the future:
- Bone Marrow Harvesting
- Stem Cell Harvesting
- Complete Leukoreduction
- Gamma Irradiation