Jamshedpur, Nov. 12 : Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital (BNMH), one of the leading tertiary care facilities in the state of Jharkhand launched transfusion services at the hospital and Seraikela’s first private blood bank.
The blood bank which is located inside the hospital premises was inaugurated by Chandraprakash Choudhary, Minister for Water Resources, Drinking Water and Sanitation along with and Prateek Jain, Facility Director, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jamshedpur. Present at the event was Monubindu Bhattacharya, Deputy Chairman of Brahmananda Seva Sadan, senior doctor Parwez Alam, Shakti Dhari Singh and others.
Commenting on the launch of Blood Bank R Venkatesh, Zonal Director (East), Narayana Health said, “Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital offers comprehensive services with organ specific treatment and various other tertiary care specialties, all of which requires huge support from the Transfusion Medicine and blood bank department during the course of treatment – be it surgery or any complex procedure. An in-house blood bank will directly contribute to the quality of treatment and surgical outcomes“.
Housed under the Department of Transfusion Medicine, the blood bank is equipped with the latest equipments and state-of-the art technology that will be functional round the clock.
It has facilities of blood donation, component separation, testing, storage and issue, and can store blood components from around 1000 blood donations every month.
Dr. Thakur Binod Kumar Sinha, Medical Officer In-charge – Transfusion Services said, “We are proud to say that we are perhaps the only blood bank in the entire state using the enhanced chemiluminescence technology in the screening of transfusion transmitted infections like HIV, Hepatitis etc. and column agglutination technology for immune-haematology testing which essentially helps in automation and standardisation thus improves the sensitivity and reproducibility of tests”.
Prateek Jain, Facility Director, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital said, “With the launch of this blood bank we are aiming at providing safe blood based on 100% voluntary donation by organizing regular camps at our hospital.
The blood bank is licensed for red cell concentrates, fresh frozen plasma, platelet concentrates and so on and in times of epidemics like dengue etc., the blood bank can help alleviate shortage of platelets”.