Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY



The Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) provides clinical services to support patients in need of blood component therapy, cellular therapy, and specialized laboratory diagnostics. The Blood Transfusion services were set up in the year 2002 (licence number- 02-25-0645) by the institution in a very professional way. This department provides round the clock service ensuring safe and appropriate transfusion for each patient who needs it. The functioning of the Blood Bank right from screening of donors to issue of blood is governed by a Manual of Standard Operating Procedure that incorporates the best practices in the country On an average 40 blood donors donate blood every day in the department. The percentage of voluntary blood donors have doubled in the past five years due to continued support of a pool of repeat regular donors, and the department aims to achieve 100% voluntary blood donation in the coming years. Continuous public awareness programs on voluntary blood donation are conducted. The department also organize programs on Clinical transfusion practices for our clinicians under the auspices of the Hospital Transfusion Committee. On an average of 60 blood and blood components are issued to patients of this hospital. The blood donors who are identified positively in the screening tests are called back, counselled and referred for further medical advice.