Many new types of equipment namely a Plasma Freezer, 2
Intelligent Plasma expressors and 4 Blood bag strippers were inaugurated at the
Blood Transfusion Centre of Ispat General Hospital of SAIL Rourkela Steel Plant
(RSP) by Dr.A.K.Singh, Director Incharge (M&HS) on 19th April.
Dr.K.C.Mohanta, Director (M&HS) and many other senior doctors and officers
were present on the occasion.
It is worth mentioning here that in the Blood
Bank of IGH the blood is separated into various blood components and plasma
component is used in various critical cases like burn injuries, bleeding cases,
liver failure, plasma deficiency etc. However, only about 30% of the plasma is
being utilised whereas the remaining 70% gets wasted because of its short shelf
For gainful utilisation of these remaining plasma, IGH
is going to enter into an MOU with Reliance Life Sciences (RLS), which
will be similar to the one between State Govt and Reliance Life Sciences.
According to the MoU IGH will be supplying surplus FFP(fresh frozen plasma)
products to RLS and in return RLS will be paying money or critical blood bank
equipments or supply dry plasma and Immunoglobulin ( for used in life saving
conditions) to IGH.
Before the MoU was signed RLS had supplied all
these critical equipments to the Blood Transfusion Centre. The plasma freezer
is a storage cabinet that maintains a temperature between minus 40 degree
centigrade to minus 70 degree centigrade. The Plasma expressors separates
plasma from blood while the strippers are used in stripping blood bags tubes.
Dr.M.Soren, incharge BTC presented a demo of the functioning and advantages of
the equipments in the inaugural function.