Ruby Hall Clinic’s Blood Bank was established on 1st January 1979.It is Pune City’s first Blood Bank having a separate NABH Blood Bank Accreditation in addition to it being in the NABH Accreditation scope of the main hospital.
We are committed to provide Right blood component to Right patient at the Right time in the Right quantity and doing it Right in the first time.
The Blood Bank gives service 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It’s well equipped with all the latest and advanced equipment required for Collection, Processing, Storage and Issue of Blood and Blood Components. The staff is well qualified, dedicated and proficient.
Our Blood Bank provides a wide range of facilities under a single roof that includes:
- Packed Red Cell Concentrate (P.C)
- Irradiated Packed Red Cell Concentrate
- Leucodepleted Packed Red Cell Concentrate
- Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
- Normal Human Plasma
- Platelet Concentrate (R.D.P)
- Leucodepleted R.D.P.
- Irradiated R.D.P.
- Platelet Concentrate (S.D.P)
- Irradiated S.D.P.
Facility for both single-arm procedure and two arm procedure is available at our Blood Bank unit. These procedures ensure that the patient gets Log 4 leukoreduced, almost red cell-free platelets. One unit of Apheresis platelets also known as SDP or Single Donor Platelets is equal to approximately 6 units of Random Donor Platelets (i.e platelets separated from 6 units of Whole Blood Collection from 6 different donors). The patient’s exposure to multiple donors is thus avoided, making the platelet transfusion more safe and effective.
An exclusive Blood Bag Irradiator which uses Cobalt 60 as the source is available in the Blood Bank and takes less than 5 minutes to Irradiate the Blood Unit. Irradiation reduces the risk of Transfusion-Associated Graft V/S Host disease (TAGVHD) and makes transfusion of Cellular Blood Components safer. This is especially a boon to immunocompromised patients and patients receiving a blood transfusion from ‘ Close relative donors’, especially in case of rare blood groups.
Quadruple Blood Bags are used to remove the bulk of Leucocytes or W.B.C from whole blood at the time of separating it into various components using automated equipment. This dramatically reduces the Transfusion Reactions like fever (Febrile Non-hemolytic Transfusion Reactions), Transfusion Associated Lung Injury (TRALI), Transfusion Associated Hypotension, and many associated immunological reactions.
Antibody Screening Facility
Advanced Column Agglutination Technique is used for Screening of Atypical Antibodies. This facility is useful for multi-transfused patients like Thalassemia, pregnant ladies and patients having difficulty in getting crossmatch compatible blood units.
Thus, all the important procedures and tests performed in the blood bank use fully automated and semi-automated state-of-the-art-systems. We also provide services like Blood Grouping, Cross Matching, Testing the Blood Unit for HIV1, HIV2, Hepatitis B, and C, Separating the Blood into Component Units, Quality Control Procedures, and Storage of blood components under strict temperature monitoring using Central Temperature Monitoring System.
Our Pillars of Strength
Dr. Snehal Mujumdar is a NABH Assessor & Certified Blood Bank Consultant who has more than 20 years of valuable experience in the field of Transfusion Medicine. She has extensive knowledge and experience about the said subject matter which she often shares with her staff to augment the quality of Blood Bank services. Nav Bharat Times even awarded Dr. Snehal Mujumdar its prestigious Stree Shakti Award for her immense contribution in the field of Transfusion Medicine.
Dr. S. M. Bora (BTO) and Dr. D. S. Jobanputra (BTO) form a strong team with Dr. Snehal Mujumdar and staff to deliver qualitative Blood Bank services to provide Blood Transfusion support to patients admitted at Ruby Hall Clinic Sasoon Road as well as Hinjawadi & Wanowarie braches through blood storage centers present at their location