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Shalini Trivedi, Ramesh Kumar, Sonam Yadav, Meenakshi Suri 



Background:  National Blood Policy 2002, GOI states the objective to provide safe, adequate quantity of blood, blood components. Blood transfusion services may be broadly categorized as, either Hospital based/Stand-alone blood banks or Blood storage centres. Till 24-02-2014, I.G.E.S.I. Hospital, a secondary care, 300 bedded hospital had no facility of Blood transfusion Services. On my persuasion, the decision of starting Blood Storage facility was taken as the hospital was consuming less than 2000 units of blood & the components annually. The nearest R.B.T.C is G.T.B. H, Blood Bank, hence in charge G.T.B H. Blood Bank was contacted to be our Mother Blood Bank, MoU was signed between G.T.B H., Blood Bank and M.S, I.G.E.S.I. Hospital. As per,” Guidelines for Setting up Blood Storage Centres “by NACO, all the Space, Human resource, material resources criteria were fulfilled, application for license was submitted to  StateFood Drug Controller Office. This study aims to provide essential background knowledge regarding establishment, day to day functioning of Blood Storage facility in India.

KEY WORDS: Blood Storage Facility, First Referral Unit, NACO Guidelines, National Blood Policy, Schedule K of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, State Licensing Authority.


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