PMH Blood Bank

Emergency Blood Bank and Components


The whole blood which is a mixture of cells, colloids and crystalloids can be separated into different blood components namely packed red blood cell (PRBC) concentrate, platelet concentrate, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. Each blood component is used for a different indication; thus the component separation has maximized the utility of one whole blood unit. Different components need different storage conditions and temperature requirements for therapeutic efficacy. A variety of equipments to maintain suitable ambient conditions during storage and transportation are in vogue. The blood components being foreign to a patient may produce adverse effects that may range from mild allergic manifestations to fatal reactions. Such reactions are usually caused by plasma proteins, leucocytes, red cell antigens, plasma and other pathogens. To avoid and reduce such complications, blood products are modified as leukoreduced products, irradiated products, volume reduced products, saline washed products and pathogen inactivated products. The maintenance of blood inventory forms a major concern of blood banking particularly of rare blood groups routinely and common blood groups during disasters. PRBCs can be stored for years using cryopreservation techniques. New researches in red cell cultures and blood substitutes herald new era in blood banking.


P. R. B. C.   (Packed Red Blood Cells)
S. D. P.   (Single Donor Platelets)
R. D. P.   (Random Donor Platelets)
P. R. P.   (Platelets Rich Plasma)
F. F. P.   (Fresh Frozen Plasma)


Who can Donate Blood?

A blood donor must be in good health
Age between 18 to 60 years
Weight about 50 kg or more
Hemoglobin level at least 12.5 g/dl
It is safe to donate blood every three months
Persons with high risk behavior for having AIDS and who had jaundice (Hepatitis B or C) should exclude themselves from blood donation

Health Benefits Of Donating Blood


Anti-cancer Benefits
Maintains Healthy Heart & Liver
Weight loss
Stimulates Blood Cell Production
Reduce risks of Heart Attacks
Prevent Liver Damage
Stimulate Corpuscle
Reducing the Risk of Hemochromatosis
Lowering cholesterol

Emergency BLOOD BANK No :  +91- 7310710619