An overview of Shija Blood Bank and Transfusion Services
Shija Blood Bank and Transfusion Services, a paradigm of Private Public Partnership (PPP) in NE India, is being funded by North Eastern Council (NEC), Govt. of India through the Planning Department, Govt. of Manipur. It is being implemented by Shija Healthcare and Research Institute, a sister concern NGO of Shija Hospitals and Research Institute Pvt. Ltd. The NGO, was conceived with a vision to render international quality healthcare and all round development in Manipur and its neighbouring states.
Objective of the blood bank
The objective of Shija Blood Bank and Transfusion Services is to:-
Meet the shortage of blood of Manipur & its neighbouring states.
Ensure safety and quality of blood through state of the art highly reliable technologies.
Render the best service to the society.
Salient features of the newly constructed blood bank
Shija Blood Bank and Transfusion Services, is equipped with state of the art facilities like Apheresis and Neucleic Acid Test (NAT), apart from the normal component seperation and requisite advanced laboratory for blood screening.
Apheresis: The process of apheresis involves removal of whole blood from a patient or donor. The components of whole blood are seperated with the help of an instrument that is essentially designed as a centrifuge. Only the required component is then withdrawn and the remaining components are re – transfused into the donor. The components which can be seperated and with drawn include, plasma (plasmapheresis), platelets (plateletpheresis) and leukocytes (leukapheresis). Blood is a specialized body fluid that supplies essential substances and nutrients, such as sugar, oxygen and hormones to our cells and carries away waste from these cells.
Nucleic Acid Test: Often called “NAT” or nucleic acid amplification test “NAAT” is a biochemical technique used to detect a virus or bacteria. These tests were developed to shorten the window period, a time between when a patient has been infected and when they show up as positive by antibody tests. Shija Blood Bank and Transfusion Services has become the 9th Centre in India and first in Eastern India to install COBAS S201. WIth high prevalence rate of HIVAIDS in the region, the window period for HIV1 and HIV2 is now reduced to 9 days with the help of this machine and thereby ensuring the safest blood to the recipient.
We offer the following services
Concentrated Red Blood Corpuscle, Platelets
Fresh Frozen Plasma, Apheresis Platelet
Cryoprecipitate, Blood Grouping
Leukodepleted RBC, Leukodepleted Platelet
Direct Coombs Test, Indirect Coombs Test
Antigen – antibody status