National Blood Transfusion Service
National Blood Transfusion Service is an essential component of health care delivery system, distinct from laboratory service by virtue of its Mandate outlined in the National Blood Policy, 2007.
It comprises of twenty –seven blood centers, offering comprehensive blood donation and transfusion service to hospitals and health facilities.
- Promote blood donations based on 100% voluntary, non-remunerated system
- Establish appropriate technology for testing and processing of blood units
- Encourage rational clinical use of blood component therapy by prescribers and nurses.
- Implement Quality Management System
Stakeholders include doctors, health workers, paramedics, nurses, patients, blood transfusion service personnel, government and non-governmental organizations, institutions and general community.
Staffing: Transfusion Specialist, laboratory technologists, general medical laboratory technicians, quality representatives laboratory manger
- Motivation, education and recruitment of blood donors
- Blood donation, counseling and post-donation care
- Blood processing and component production
- Immunhematology and transfusion transmissible infectious disease testing
- Patient blood management
- Quality Assurance
In addition, the staffs are involved in training programs for the interns, post graduate doctors, medical laboratory technicians, nurses and blood donor recruiters. The NBB conducts External Quality Assessment schemes for district blood banks in the country.