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About Blood Bank
Ours is a hospital based licensed blood bank that started  in August 2000 as a Whole Blood Collection Center and later in 2006 added with the facility of Component Preparation  and Apheresis Procedures .We have also introduced Leucoreduction of blood and its components in 2011 We have the state-of-art equipments and technology. All the services are provided round the clock. Good Manufacturing practices (GMP) are followed at all steps of donor’s selection & screening, phlebotomy, serological blood processing and preparation of blood component.


Our department is working and giving services round the clock not only to the hospital patients but also to the patients from other parts of Delhi and supplies blood and its components as and when requested. We ensure easy accessibility and adequate supply of safe and good quality Blood and its components in time to all our patients. All Blood and its components are tested for the transfusion transmitted infections by Elisa using highly sensitive, good quality and standard ELISA kits. The high quality services are provided and managed by highly qualified and trained personals.

Services Offered

  •     Screening of blood for transfusion-transmitted diseases
  •     Anti-HIV 1 & 2 by ELISA by fourth generation test
  •     HBV (HBsAg) by ELISA by fourth generation test
  •     HCV (anti-HCV) by ELISA by fourth generation test
  •     Syphilis-Malaria
  •     Red Cells serology - tests for ABO & Rh(D) group
  •     Donor Antibody screening for complete and incomplete antibodies
  •     Antihuman globulin test - manual and I.D. Gel column  technology
  •     Titer of incomplete antibodies by antihuman globulin test (I.D. Gel technique)
  •     Compatibility test is done both for complete & incomplete antibodies
  •     Compatibility test for incomplete antibodies is done by Coombs' test (I.D.Gel Technology)
  •     Adverse reactions of blood transfusion are investigated.

Our Facilities (Round the Clock)

  •     Leukocytes-reduced Packed Red cells
  •     Leukocytes reduced Platelet concentrate,
  •     Leukocytes reduced Fresh Frozen Plasma
  •     Plateletpheresis
  •     Blood Grouping
  •     Coomb’s Testingh
  •     Antibody Titers

Donor’s Blood Donation Criteria’s
For Whole Blood Donation
You can donate blood if you are

  •       Aged between 18 to 65 years
  •       Weight about 50 kg or more.
  •       Hemoglobin level at least 12.5 g/dl.

For Plateletpheresis

  •     Aged between 18 to 50 years
  •     Weight about 60kg or more.
  •     Hemoglobin level at least 12.5 g/dl.
  •     Platelet Count >1.7lakh/cumm
  •     No aspirin / dispirin in last 72 hrs

Other Common Criteria’s  

  •  It is safe to donate blood every three months in case of whole blood donation and twice a week or twelve times in a year in case of plateletpheresis.
  • Persons with high risk behavior for having AIDS, drug abusers and who had jaundice (Hepatitis B or C) should exclude themselves from blood donation   procedures.
  • Persons with history of Endocrine disorders (Hormonal imbalance), Bleeding Disorders, Polycythemia (having high Hemoglobin values), Heart Diseases, Epilepsy,  Leprosy, Cancers should also exclude themselves from blood donation procedures.

Benefits of Blood Donation are:

  • By donating one unit of blood you can save three lives.
  • Free Health screening every time you donate blood: Hb level, Body weight, Blood Pressure and test for five Major Disease  (HIV1&2, HBsAg, HCV, Syphilis, Malaria),reports  are informed if any test are found to be positive.
  • Enhances production of new Red Blood Cells.
  • Reduces risk of Heart Disease by reducing cholesterol.
  • Invigorated or reenergized feeling in the healthy elderly donor by giving blood on regular basis.
  • Burns Calories –one unit of blood (450 ml) when donated burns 650 calories in donor’s body.


Why should you donate blood? 

Donating blood not only give a proud feeling of saving someone’s life but also gives a beautiful experience with no word to define, it’s like getting a new life or rejuvenating  one’s body.
As there is no substitute for blood. Only regular blood donations can help to maintain adequate supply of blood to save the lives of many of those who need it and also of those who don’t have anyone to donate for them ,through Voluntary Blood Donations. 
You can help our blood bank to meet the regular supply of blood by donating your blood or motivating your friends / colleagues to donate blood and by becoming regular voluntary blood donor. Our blood bank accepts blood from voluntary, non-remunerated healthy donors and relatives and friends of the patients who are healthy and are free from any infection after proper counseling. Donors with history of transfusion transmitted infection or have risk behaviors for acquiring them are advised to exclude themselves from donating blood.

How much blood I can donate?
Any healthy person who fulfill the blood donors eligibility criteria i.e. anybody between 18 to 65 years of age and leading a healthy life with weight above 50 kgs can donate up to 450 ml of whole blood. The body can replenish this volume within 24 hours

How often I can donate?
One can donate blood every three months in case of Whole Blood Donation and twice a week or twelve times in a year in case of Plateletpheresis.
Do I have to eat anything before blood donation?
Yes, one should have eaten at least something in last 4hrs before giving blood donation Or eating any light snacks or a drink (nonalcoholic) before blood donation makes you psychologically more comfortable.

What exactly happens during a Blood Donation?
Blood donation itself is a very simple process. On arrival at a blood bank, you will be asked to fill a few details on a donor screening form which in written in English and Hindi languages. It starts with personal details (like Name, Age, Sex, Father’sname and Address) and then some questionnaires on your medical history .After completing your details you will be screened in detail about your medical history  by  the medical personnel in an area which provides adequate privacy.
Your Hemoglobin will be checked by taking a small drop of blood to ensure that you aren't anemic. After you pass this medical screening process, you will be directed to the blood donation area. The actual blood donation takes about 8-10 minutes followed by a little rest and then refreshments.

What Should I eat after blood donation?
Immediately after blood donation you will be provided with refreshments in the blood bank itself. After which you can leave the blood bank with the instructions of consuming more of liquids for next 5-6 hrs, and other precautions to be taken.

What Precaution Should I Take After Donation?

  • Eat and Drinks something before leaving  (refreshments are provided by blood  bank itself)
  • Drink more liquids than usual in next 5-6 hours
  • If fainting or dizziness occurs, either lie down or site with the head between the knees
  • Normal activities can be resumed, if no symptom occurs.
  • If there is bleeding from the phlebotomy site, raise the arm and apply pressure and return to the blood  bank
  • Avoid climbing steps for next 30 minutes
  • Avoid consuming alcohol on the day of blood donation.
  • Don't smoke for next 30 minutes
  • Remove bandage after 5-6 hours.

What does a blood bank do to my blood unit?
It collects the blood and processes it in components within next 6hrs and then  stores blood components at optimum temperatures .Screens the blood for Transfusion Transmitted Disease (HIV1&2, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis, Malarial Parasite), and gives these  tested blood units to the needy patients after cross matching them with the patient blood samples.

Can I get any disease like AIDS, Hepatitis by blood donation?

No, as the blood is drawn and collected under complete aseptic precautions using only sterile single use disposables, there is no chance of getting infected during donation process.

Why should I become a regular blood donor?
As you know, blood is a life saving medicine, which works wonders in certain medical treatments, and life threatening situations. It is an emergency medicine. Our society today is threatened by scarcity of blood. The only source of blood right now is human being. This issue has got further complexes by professional donors, who donate blood for money. These donors have contributed towards rapid spread of killer diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C in the society.
WHO strongly recommends the source of blood as only from a regular voluntary blood donor. Your regular donation will go a long way in salvaging the situation

Why Blood Components? 
In modern medicine there is no room for whole blood. Developed countries have switched over to blood components for more than 20 years. Unfortunately in India still 95% of the blood is used as whole blood. By making blood components, all the useful parts of blood can be used. In whole blood, platelets die and clotting factors become ineffective and the patient receives unwanted and ineffective components.

How do I procure blood?
Whenever your patient needs blood, your doctor will advise you to get a specific blood component in required quantity. You will take the blood request form to the blood bank with patient’s blood samples in EDTA and Plain vials each having 2ml of blood sample for cross matching, the samples should be labelled properly with Patients Name and Admission ID of the hospital. The blood request form should be duly signed and stamped by the treating doctor. The staff of blood bank will first check the patient blood group and check for the availability of the components requested for and will book the components .The staff will also ask you to donate blood as replacement.

How much time it will take to get blood?
It takes about 45 Minutes to 1 hour to cross match the patients blood sample and then supply you with needed component. When more than 1 component is required, it may take little more time to go through various technical procedures before issuing the component to you.  

Why Replacement Donation Is required?

Replacement donations are those donations where a patient brings a donor to donate blood with blood bank. This donor could be someone close to the patient or a family member who intend to donate blood voluntarily and is a healthy donor who does not intend to hide some facts from the medical examiner to procure blood component. This is how our hospital procures blood to supply it to the patients requiring blood. 

Why Blood Testing Charge?
The blood testing charges only recover the costs that it incurred during the blood banking process with in these limits.

What you do for blood testing?
Modern and sophisticated testing set up is used to test each and every unit of blood for HIV Virus (AIDS), Hepatitis B & C virus (Jaundice) Malaria Parasite, Syphilis and also blood groups.  The lab ensures highest level of blood safety to each unit of blood.

Contact us
Find phone numbers and EMail ID for Blood Bank Services  in Jaipur Golden Hospital
Landline No. : +91-11-27907000 Extn: 248
Direct No.     : +91-11-27907248
E-Mail          : bloodbank@jghdelhi.net

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