FMH Blood Bank Lahore delivers 24 hour blood banking service. It is attached to a 500 bedded tertiary care hospital. The annual workload exceeds a turnover of 8000+ units of blood and blood products. It provides Donor Counselling, recruitment and screening facilities, cross matching, Mega unit Platelet Concentrates, Washed Pack Red Cells and Paediatric blood units etc. Whole blood is separated into Pack Red Cells, Plasma and Platelet Concentrate.
|Blood Product Name||Benefit of transfusion||Description|
|Whole Blood||To restore blood volume in a profusely bleeding patient||
|Red Cell Concentrate/ Pack Red cells||For correction of severe anemia||
|Paedipack||For neonates & Infants.To dispense smaller units of whole blood or Packed Red Cells for paediatric patients||
|Washed Cellular Components (red cells or platelets)||In patients who develop antibodies and react to plasma constituents of transfused blood (e.g. Anti-IgA)||
|Platelet Apheresis Donation or mega unit platelet concentrate||For prevention or management of bleeding due to thrombocytopenia or platelet function defect||
|Platelet Concentrate prepared from a unit of blood||For prevention or management of bleeding due to thrombocytopenia or platelet function defect||
|Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)||Deficiency of multiple coagulation factors and for Plasma exchange in TTP/HUS||
|Cryoprecipitate||Fibrinogen Deficiency, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Massive blood transfusion||
TESTS AVAILABLE IN FMH BLOOD BANK
- Donor Screening by ELISA for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Blood is also screened for malaria and syphilis.
- Blood Grouping (ABO) & (Rh)
- Gel cross match
- Direct and Indirect Antiglobulin tests
- Rh antibody identification & titre