Blood Bank

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital’s Blood Bank is a service with state-of-the-art facilities. It is one of the well-maintained blood banks in Pondicherry with 2425 sq. feet of total area. It was set up on 22/05/2002 with the vision of providing safe blood and blood components.

Our fully equipped Licensed Blood Bank is engaged in blood collection from voluntary non-remunerated donors. It offers an entire spectrum of services from blood collection to testing and component separation and functions 24×7. Voluntary blood donor list and registry are maintained. Our blood bank conducts frequent public awareness campaigns and motivates people to donate blood.  We ensure to maintain an adequate supply of blood. Our blood bank conducts regular voluntary blood donation camps to achieve 100% voluntary blood donation. It caters to 16 private hospitals in and around Pondicherry.

Blood is collected from donors who satisfy stringent donor selection criteria. Whole blood and its components like packed red cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate are available.

Our Blood Bank performs transfusion-transmitted infection screening procedures with the ELISA method to ensure the safety of blood transfusion to patients.

Our Blood Bank is enrolled in the National External Quality Control programme offered by JIPMER and CMC, Vellore.

Our vision is to strive consistently for safe and effective transfusion practices by constant update and implementation of the latest developments in the field of transfusion medicine.

Services Offered

  • Blood grouping and typing
  • Blood cross-matching
  • Coombs test (updated method using gel technology now routinely done for all
  • blood cross matches)
  • Screening tests for:
  1. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  2. HIV
  3. Venereal diseases
  4. Malaria
  5. Microfilaria

Special Services Offered

Blood components available always include:

  • Red Blood Cells
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma
  • Frozen Plasma
  • Platelet concentrates