- Fully automated blood analyzer at Paras HMRI Blood Bank makes blood transfusion safe for all.
- Paras HMRI Blood bank adds one more advanced blood analyzer machine in its transfusion medicine department.
Paras Blood Bank at Paras HMRI hospital, Patna has recently added one more advanced machine termed as Galileo creating one more advancement in its arsenal of automated transfusion machines. It is one of its kind of advanced automated blood transfusion machine in the region of Bihar & Patna. Paras HMRI hospital proudly unveiled the inauguration of this machine on the 13th of July ushering in a new possibility for patients who require blood transfusion.
There have been rapid technological advances in blood banking over the past decade with an increasing emphasis on quality and safety of blood products. The conventional techniques of blood transfusion has given way to newer techniques. These new technologies require automated blood transfusion machines for immunohematology tests in the blood bank and Galileo is such an automated transfusion machine. Automation of Galileo would therefore improve the objectivity and reproducibility of tests. It reduces human errors in patient identification and transcription errors. Documentation and traceability of tests, reagents and processes and archiving of results is another major advantage of automation. Shifting from manual methods to automation is a major undertaking for any transfusion service to provide quality patient care with lesser turnaround time.
On this occasion Dr Jawed GM Operations at Paras HMRI added “We at Paras Blood Bank always follow GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) & our transfusion medicine department sports some of the most important machines that any blood bank in this region has. We specialize in dealing with 100% component, packed cell, fresh frozen plasma, RDP, Apheresis ( Single donor Platelets) etc. Galileo – The new advanced automated immunodeficiency hematology analyzer for antibody screening & blood grouping is a new addition to our family of automated blood transfusion facility.”
Dr. Santanu Kumar Blood Bank In charge added “Our aim is always to provide safe blood & its components to patients. We always try to provide safe transfusion & hence to minimize the rate of transfusion reactions. Addition of Galileo to our kitty would go a very long way in achieving that objective.”
Dr Ravi Shankar Singh, Zonal Director of Paras HMRI Hospital added” Like any of our medical services, we take utmost care & employ the best of machines when it comes to blood transfusion. Our aim has always been to bring the best of the medical services in this region & addition of Galileo is one step closer in improving the quality of the donated blood. Galileo is capable of performing more than 200 tests at on time. In the future we would endeavor to bring in more facilities as currently we are also trying to start a stem cell collection at our Transfusion medicine department’