Transfusion Medicine – FAQ
- A blood donor must be in good health.
- Age between 18 to 60 years.
- Weight about 50 kg or more
- Hemoglobin level at least 12.5 g/dl
- It is safe to donate blood every three months.
- Persons with high risk behavior for having AIDS and who had jaundice (Hepatitis B or C) should exclude themselves from blood donation.
Prior appointment in advance is required. Recent photograph of the donor and patient affixed on the form should be duly attested by the treating Physician. The form should be filled appropriately and Thumb Impression/Signature of the donor and the patient should be taken. The sample would be collected in the presence of Consultant, Transplant Immunology and Molecular Biology in Apollo Hospital.
SAMPLE: Patient and Donor Blood sample in 2 EDTA vial.
Turn around Time (TAT): 3 day
- SAMPLE: Patient Blood sample in 2 EDTA vial.
- Turn around Time (TAT): 5 days
The blood/bone marrow sample needs to be sent in a heparin vial (3-4 ml sample) along with the patients clinical history and diagnosis
Turn around Time (TAT): 10 days
- AMNIOTIC FLUID: 15 ml in Falcon Tube
- PLACENTA/POC: 5 ml in RPMI media in Sterile Container
- CVS: 25-50 mg CVS tissue in RPMI media in sterile container
- TAT: 3-4 weeks.
- 2 heparin vials of the Couple: 4 ml each
- Turn around Time (TAT): 10 days
- 2 Heparin Vials: 3-4 ml
- Turn around Time (TAT): 2 weeks
Leukemia/Genetic disorder: Blood/ Bone Marrow sample in heparin vial (3-4 ml)
- Amniotic Fluid approx 10 ml
- Chorionic Villous Sample/Products Of Conception/ Placenta sample: 25-50 mg in RPMI
- Turn around Time (TAT): 4-5 days
- Biopsy Paraffin Block / Polylysine coated tissue slides with 1 H& E slide
- Turn around Time (TAT): 7 days after receiving the slides
- 2 EDTA vials
- Turn around Time (TAT): 1 week