Islamabad set to have Blood Transfusion Center

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Completion of Regional Blood Transfusion Center (RBC) in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) is due next year, official sources said.

The Center worth Rs 50 million is being built with the German Cooperation while its land was provided by the government of Pakistan.

Official sources told the State-run news agency, that out of Rs 50 million allocated for the project during Fiscal Year 2016-17, Rs 25 million has been released.

The Regional Blood Transfusion Center will mobilize, recruit and retain voluntary blood donors, collect blood donations, conduct processing, screening, testing, component preparation and storage of the blood components.

Sources informed that the prepared components will be provided to the hospital based blood banks in Islamabad according to their needs and these blood banks will become patient oriented units performing the function of storage, distribution and compatibility testing and Haemovigilance.

The project is also performing the associated supportive technical work including, promotion of voluntary blood donations, capacity building, curriculum development, strengthening of regulatory system, development of Management Information System, development of operational documents (SOPs, Manuals, Guidelines, Functional Briefs etc.), promotion of quality assurance systems, review of legislation, advocacy etc.