St John's Medical College Hospital

Blood Bank

  • The Blood Bank works 24 x7 to cater to the blood component requirements of the hospital. We were one of the first to prepare components and have been preparing components since 1990.  Currently we are preparing components in more than  98% of collections.  

  • The Serology section has an automated system (IH500) for reporting of blood groups and other immunohaematological  tests. The Blood bank has facilities to investigate for red cell antibody screening and identification.  

  • The blood bank also has facilities for Platelet pheresis to cater to patients with thrombocytopenia. The blood bank provides transfusion support to patients with haemophilia and related bleeding disorders and thalassemia 

  • The Department has also started a post graduate course in transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology in 2016. 

  • M.Sc MLT ( Haematology and Blood Transfusion) course is also being conducted uder the RGUHS 

  • The department has started molecular diagnostics laboratory with an aim to offer  molecular diagnosis for comprehensive care of our patients.