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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 2, Sept 2015 pp 392-394

Research Article

Informatics in blood banking

Mukul Singh1, Charanjeet Ahluwalia2

1,2Assistant Professor and Sr. Specialist, Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi-110029, INDIA.

Blood Bank is regulated under the Drug and the Cosmetic Act 1940 and the rules framed there under, 1945.1 As per SCH.F. pt. XII-BL Records a complete and a meticulous records have to be maintained. Which include iner alia the following particulars namely. Blood donor records, Master records for blood and its components. Issue register Records of A.C.D./C.P.D./CPD-A/SAGM bags Register for diagnostic kits and reagents used, Transfusion adverse reaction records, Records for purchase, use and stock in hand off disposable needles syringes, blood bags, of expiry and date or use. To efficiently handle the emergency and flawless routine working the blood bank has to maintain a number of internal records within each lab. To maintain so much of records correctly is an enormous task and require many dedicated technician and still leaving a possibility of human error. Even a slightest mistake can cost to the life of a patient, depletion of rare blood from the stocks, which may create havoc in the emergency, and blood being expired without being used. All these reasons make the records keeping a very important task in the blood bank. This create a need for computerization of the blood bank and developing software so that the entries made at one desk are reflected to the other persons in chain making entries. If by any chance the entry made at one desk if is not matching with the other entries it will be automatically reflected and the software would not accept two different types of entries for the same sample/blood bag. The software also require to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the blood bank, therefore it require that the entries at some point made may be available to the some specific pre marked concerned computers and not to all. This spares the trained technician to perform the more technical job with more concentration. It further makes the system transparent and adds to the satisfaction of the patients, and the treating clinicians