OVERVIEW - Why Blood Bank Department at RLJH?

There is no great joy than saving a soul

We at R.L.Jalappa Hospital & Research Centre Blood Bank, attached to the Department of Pathology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, make sure that donated blood or blood products are safe before they are used in blood transfusion and other medical procedures. We aim at fulfilling the blood requirements of patients of Kolar district, neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu. With the help of state of art equipment, experienced, dedicated sincere technicians, highly proficient doctors we strive to provide quality blood and blood products to the needy 24×7.

R.L.Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre Blood Bank is spread over an area of 311.00 SQM and is recognized by the Government of Karnataka Drugs Control Department and NACO. We have well trained and experienced blood bank technicians, state of art equipment, and work 24/7 on 365 days. We select donors by following rigorous donor selection criteria and We strive to provide quality Packed Cell Volume (PCV), Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP), Random Donor Platelet (RDP), Single Donor Platelet (SDP), and Cryoprecipitate to patients in and around Kolar district.
The videos are some of the proof of testimonials of quality work.


We abide by the policies defined by the NACO (National AIDS Control Organization).
Provide safe & quality blood supply to every patient in need of transfusion through a well-coordinated hospital blood transfusion services.
To reduce the transfusion associated diseases to <0.5%.


To increase the voluntary blood donation to 80%, out of this 50% should be from repeat donors.
Appropriate use of blood, blood components & blood products.
Capacity Building in the Blood Transfusion Services.

Treatments and Procedures

In the Blood Bank our dedicated team of Nurse, Counselors, and Technicians, Blood Bank Officers are involved in Donor Counseling, Blood donation procedures, Blood grouping, Cross-matching, Component Separation, Apheresis and other techniques.

Facilities and Services
Serology Laboratory
SDP Collection using Apheresis Machine
Volunteer Donors Assist by Blood Bank Staff
Immunohaematology Laboratory
Component Separation Laboratory
Blood Storage Units
  • DonorMotivation and Donor
  • DonorRecruitment -Voluntary
  • Donor BloodCollection – In-house and Camps.
  • BloodGroup Serology-ABO/RH for Patient/Donor.
  • Pre Transfusion
  • Compatibility testing ABO/RH Semi and fully Automated.
  • Antibody screening and Identification.
  • Blood grouping and typing
  • Blood cross matching
  • Coombs test (updated method using gel technology now routinely done for all blood cross matches)
  • Coombs cross match
  • Tests for uncommon blood cell antigens and antibodies
  • Antibody titre
  • Screening tests for:
    • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
    • HIV
    • Venereal diseases
    • Malaria
Special Services Offered
    Blood components available 24×7 and include:
  • Red Blood Cells / Packed Cell Volume
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma
  • Platelet concentrates
  • Single Donor Platelet / Apheresis
Sl.No. Name of the Faculty Qualification Designation
1 Dr Kalyani R MBBS, MD (Pathology) Professor and HOD, Pathology
2 Dr. Hemalatha. A MBBS, MD (Pathology) Blood Bank Officer & Pathology
3 Dr. Swaroop Raj.B.V MBBS, MD (Pathology) Asst. Blood Bank Officer & Pathology
4 Dr. Shushan Shewta J MBBS, MD (Pathology) Asst. Blood Bank Officer & Pathology
5 Dr. Supreetha.M.S MBBS, MD (Pathology) Asst. Blood Bank Officer & Assistant Professor of Pathology
6 Mrs. Sarala.S B.Com First Division Assistant
7 Mr. Anand M BSc Nursing Nurse
8 Mrs. Phebe G DMLT Technicians
9 Mrs. Shabreen Taj K DMLT Technicians
10 Mrs. Shabbair Ahmed Khan Bsc MLT Technicians
11 Mrs. Mamatha V Bsc MLT Technicians
12 Miss.Priya R DMLT Technicians
13 Miss. Ashwini Priya M DMLT Technicians
14 Mr. Chalapathy DMLT NACO Technician
15 Miss. Sireesha K BSc MLT Technicians
16 Miss. Renuka R BSc MLT Technicians
17 Miss. Sowmya M. BSc MLT Technicians
18 Miss.Priyanka S DMLT Technicians
19 Mrs. Anitha M MSW Counselor
SL.NO Date Program Schedule Venue
01. 25.06.2018 ETCM Hospital Kolar
02. 26.06.2018 Poster Presentation at RLJH conducted by NSS students
03. 28.06.2018 SDU College of Nursing Kolar
04. 29.06.2018 Awareness program for Nurses /Doctors
Awareness program for Jr. Doctors and Interns
Adjacent to Physiology
05. 30.06.2018 Valedictory with felicitation of regular blood donors A.V.Hall
Adjacent to Physiology
06 14.06.2019 World Blood Donors Day
07 22.02.2019
Wet Workshop on Advanced Immunohematology Pathology Department

The blood bank plays an important role in patient care. Transfusion-related errors have serious consequences for patients, including death. Proper identification of the patient and blood products is critical in avoiding such transfusion-related reactions. Most of the errors occur outside the blood bank, so communication between medical staff and blood bank professionals is essential to avoid such errors.

  • Ensure that you have slept well.
  • Drink a lot water and eat something substantially healthy
  • Do not smoke 4 hours prior to donating
  • Do not consume alcoholic drink 12 hours prior to donation
  • Relax
  • For a person between 18 or 60 years of age and leading a healthy life, a simple formula for safe quality of blood drawn is body weight (in kg) x 7 8ml/kg body weight
  • Age – 18 to 60 years.
  • Weight- At least 45 kg for both men and women
  • Well-being – Must feel healthy that particular day (i.e, must not have a cold or cough of the flu or be on any form of medication)
  • Hemoglobin – Minimum 12.5 mg/dl
  • Interval since last donation – 90 days.
  • While the blood is being taken you must keep pressing the sponge provided
  • Be relaxed
  • Please do not get up immediately after donating blood
  • Have your refreshment
  • Do not forget to collect your certificate of appreciation.
  • Blood Donation is painless and easy
  • The volume of blood you donate is replaced in 24 hrs
  • Regularly donating blood reduces your chance of heart attack & stroke
  • You can donate blood once in every 3 months
  • One unit of blood you donate helps save 3 life’s by separating it into components
  • If 1% of us donate blood we will not only get over the shortage age of about 100000 voluntary donors but will have more blood to spare.
  1. Drink plenty of fluids for the next 24 hours.
  2. Avoid smoking for 1 hour, driving for 1-2 hours, exercising and Gym for 2-3 hours, alcohol for 12 hours
  3. If you feel dizzy, lie down and keep feet up on pillow/cushion. You will feel alright in 10 to 20 minutes
  4. The blood that you have donated is replenished in volume in 24 24 hours and quality in 2 months
  5. Remove Band-Aid only after 4 hours, If there is bleeding, apply pressure with finger till bleeding stops. Re-apply band-aid if necessary. If there is bruise and pain, apply cold pack for 5 minutes.
  6. The bruise is the result of blood that has seeped into the surrounding issue. This will take few days to reabsorbed.
  7. You can go back to your normal desk work soon after blood donation except in case of those working at heights (Ex Construction workers/pilots etc) and those working with heavy machinery)

R L Jalappa Hospital & Research Centre Blood bank Is Very Proud of your Blood Donation and we request you to donate blood once in three months and motivate others to donate Blood

What are the uses of blood donation?
By donating blood you can save the lives of three people. Also, it will help you by reducing the chances of ischemic heart diseases.
Who are eligible to donate blood?
A donor should be between 18 to 60 years of age, have a healthy lifestyle. The body weight should be above 45 kgs and hemoglobin should be more than 12.5 g%. They shouldn’t be having any major illness or donated in the past three months.
How often can Blood be donated?
Human blood can be replenished in 3 months. Hence donations can be done once in every 3 to 4 months.
Can a donor get any infections during donation?
Aseptic precautions are taken during blood collection. Further only sterile disposable bags are used for blood collection. Hence no new diseases can be acquired during blood donation
Can I attend to my work after Blood Donation ?
Blood Donation is a voluntary, Outpatient 5 to 10 minute’s procedure. You need not admit yourself for the procedure. After filling the donor form, you will be counselled about blood donation. After taking a brief medical history by medical personnel, a small drop of blood will be taken to check haemoglobin and blood group. Following this if you are medically fit blood will be collected from you in the designated donor room under strict monitoring. Around 350 to 450 ml of blood will be collected depending on your body weight.
What happens to blood I donate?
Blood collected from you will be tested for infections such as HIV, Hepatitis, Malaria, Syphilis and other infections. Within 6 hours of collection blood is separated into components namely PRBC’s, FFP and Platelets. These Blood components are made available for the patients as per the requirements.
Do you only cater to patients of R L Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre?
No, we cater to blood requirements of patients in around Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Bangalore district, adjoining states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu. Any patient with requirements for any blood component will be catered by our blood bank subjected to availability of the component.
How can I arrange Blood for my Patients?
Duly filled and signed request form in the prescribed format accompanied with vacutainers (EDTA and plain) filled with patients’ blood for blood grouping and cross matching should be sent to the blood bank for processing and provision of blood.
For SDP prior appointment must be taken from the blood bank after sending the requisition letter.