BLOOD BANKS AND BLOOD STORAGE UNITS
Blood Transfusion Service is a vital part of the health care service. Increasing advancement in the field of Transfusion Medicine and Technology has necessitated enforcing measures to ensure quality of Blood and its products. The blood transfusion system has made significant advancement in areas of donor management, storage of blood, grouping and cross matching, testing for transmissible diseases, rationale use of blood and distribution etc.
For quality, safety and efficacy of blood and blood products, well-equipped blood centres with adequate infrastructure and trained manpower is an essential requirement.
In the State of Punjab, 40 Blood Banks and 28 Blood Storage Units have been established in the hospitals under PHSC. These Blood Banks adhere to the norms of the services as fixed by NACO and PSACS.