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'Aphrodisiac' and 'Clea' technology in blood transfusion service

2022 Mar 14, 16:05,
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The Central Blood Transfusion Service Center has introduced new technology to increase the quality and accessibility of blood transfusion services. The technology, which was first introduced in Nepal, has 'aphrodisiacs' towards blood collection and 'clea' in infection testing. The center, run by the Nepal Red Cross Society, is launching the two state-of-the-art technologies, which are considered to be the cornerstones of strengthening Nepal's blood circulatory service, from Tuesday.

 With the help of various partners, the blood transfusion service has also been started to be converted into electronic system. Director of the Center, Divya Raj Poudel, said, "The center is about to launch the service through new technology to implement the concept of 'Accessible, Quality and Dignified Service: Blood Transfusion Service of Nepal'." This will bring about a momentous change in the level of blood circulatory service in Nepal. ”

 The process of separating the plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets from the blood of the donor and removing the required blood element from the blood bag and returning the remaining element to the donor's body is called 'apheresis'. Similarly, in state-of-the-art testing technology, 'Clea' is the world's most advanced type of technology. Three hundred to four hundred milliliters of whole blood (Dhijayavi Dayiam) is being donated, but only those elements can be donated and obtained by aphrodisiac technology, especially if platelets and plasma are needed. When donating with this technology, the donor does not have to wait for three months to donate again.

 He said, “The aphrodisiac technology helps in providing donors as it can be donated every one month or even less when needed. It is more effective to give only the element that is needed by the patient who needs blood. This will make it easier for those suffering from cancer and low blood pressure. For those who need to donate six to eight units of whole blood, only one unit of aphrodisiac platelets is enough. ”

 'Clea' in blood bacterial test

 Blood collected at blood collection camps or blood transfusion centers must be tested for various bacteria before giving to patients. Human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, as well as palladium testing in Triponium, will be carried out from Tuesday using the Kaliya technology in the Central Blood Transfusion Service using Yapid or ELISA technology.

"This will increase the quality of the test and the patient will still get safe blood. Patient safety is the first priority, ”said Director Poudel.

 The center and the Ministry of Health are doing homework to adjust the blood fee. Until a decision is made, a test fee of Rs 1,100 per unit has been fixed except for 'crossmatch' of blood or blood components prepared from the technology. Similarly, technology friendly management has been implemented in the blood transfusion service. He said, "Capacity building program for use of electronic system in blood availability and reporting has been started from today."

 Poudel informed that the electronic system will be adopted from the blood donation camp to the distribution system with the technical assistance of the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Life Bank. From this, hospitals, donors and patients will easily get information about blood supply. The relatives of the patients who come to the center to get blood will easily get information and other information through 'display'. It is said that the preparations will be completed by next April.


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