This included 6742 (50.4%) units of whole blood, 2695(20.1%) packed red cells and 2524 (18.9%) units of fresh frozen plasma and 1417 (10.6%) units of platelet concentrates.
Among collected blood units, 12,555 units were utilized.
Blood transfusion; Blood components; PRBC; FFP; Platelets Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that supplies essential substances and nutrients and removes metabolic waste products from the cells. The cellular components include red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Hence, transfusion of donated blood is the main stay of treatment in variety of medical/clinical conditions .
Blood transfusion was first performed successfully by James Blundell in 1818 .
Data also included age, gender and diagnoses of transfusion recipients.
In this study, we noted total of 13,378 units of blood collection.
Present study was a retrospective study carried out in our blood bank, Karnataka institute of medical sciences, Hubballi over a period of 1 year from January 2015 to December 2015.
We collected data of monthly collection and utilization of blood and blood components from the record books in the blood bank. We also studied utilization of blood and its products by department of surgery, orthopaedics, ENT and gynaecological specialities and non-surgical specialities like medicine, nephrology and neurology.
Other causes were sub optimal collection of blood because of donor disapproval and expiry of the shelf life (Figures 1 and 2).
Majority of the blood units were supplied to the department of Gynaecology which accounted for 2575 (20.5%) units, followed by department of medicine which received 2085 (16.6%) units.