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Blood & Transfusion Medicine

Blood transfusions are a life-saving medical therapy for those who lose blood through surgery, disease or an injury. The blood goes into an intravenous (IV) catheter through a tube and then enters the patient’s vein. Reliance Hospital accepts blood donations from voluntary blood donors, relatives and friends of patients. Autologous blood donations, which are blood donation you can make to yourself, are also accepted. You can receive whole blood or parts of blood like:

  • Red blood cells: cells that carry oxygen to and from tissues and organs
  • Platelets: cells that form clots to control bleeding
  • Plasma: liquid part of blood that helps clotting, needed if you have been badly burned, have liver failure or a severe infection

Safe Blood Transfusions

Blood transfusions are effortlessly carried out at Reliance Hospital, although infectious agents similar to HIV can sometimes survive and contaminate blood. However, the risk of getting a virus from a blood transfusion is low. Our blood bank is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and advanced techniques to process and screen blood and its various components. All blood donations are carefully screened for each patient’s safety.