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अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, नई दिल्ली
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
कॉल सेंटर:  011-26589142

Lab Services

Laboratory Services

Our blood bank, is divided into various sections:

  1. Donor services
  2. Apheresis services (donation and therapeutic)
  3. Serological Laboratory
  4. NAT lab
  5. Component processing laboratory
  6. Cross match and issue section
  7. Immunohematology laboratory



Department is actively involved in motivation and recruitment of blood donors. Emphasis is on to increase the voluntary donor base.Blood is collected in both in house and camps from healthy blood donors who are screened through a medical questionnaire, physical examination and medical evaluation. Camps are organized in and around Delhi NCR through various organizations to meet the rising patient load in AIIMS, New Delhi.


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To organize blood donation camps, please contact

Phone number: 26593726 (9 am to 5 pm)

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Donor registration

Donor counselling room

Donor screening

Blood donation centre



Apheresis is a medical technology in which the blood of a person is passed through equipment that separates out one particular constituent and returns the remainder to the circulation. This principle is used to obtain single donor apheresis platelets (SDAP), and single donor plasma. SDAPs are highly efficient component therapy in dengue, hematological malignancies and major surgeries.

The same principle is also used for therapeutic purposes as in plasma exchange (performed bed side), LDL apheresis, hematopoietic stem cell harvest, leukapheresis, granulocytapheresis, thrombocytapheresis and red cell or whole blood exchange. In cases of ABO incompatible renal transplant, Glycosorb column adsorption is used along with apheresis.Our future aims are to providerheopheresis and extracorporeal photopheresis for the benefit of the patients.


Blood collected from healthy donors is screened for infectious markers of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Syphilis using Chemiluminiscence technique and Malariausing rapid antigen testing. These tests ensure high sensitivity and specificity and are as per the national mandatory guidelines. The donors testing reactive for any such viral markers are informed about the test results, counseled and referred for treatment.



We were one of the first institutes to start screening of all the collected blood units by nucleic acid testing using ID-NAT, which was inaugurated in 2008. During all these years, we have been upgrading the lab with newer technologies as and when they were available. This lab is fully automated with versatility, user-friendly software while minimizing lab space and minimizing operator interaction.


DrAmbikaNanu started component preparation in the 1970s. We are one of the transfusion services who are processing almost 100% of the collected blood into components. The following components are available round the clock:

-         Packed red cells

-         Fresh frozen plasma

-         Platelet concentrates

-         Buffy coat pooled platelets

-         Cryoprecipitate

-         Cryo-poor plasma


Following modifications are also available on request of clinician:

-         Leucodepleted red cells

-         Leucodepleted platelets

-         Irradiated blood and blood products

-         Pediatric units

-         Blood for intrauterine and neonatal exchange transfusions.

Quality control of all blood products is done regularly as per the regulatory guidelines.


CrCross match and issue section deals with request for different blood components from clinicians. Packed red blood cells are issued after screening of irregular antibodies and a full cross match. Platelets and plasma components are issued as per patient requirement.The turn around time varies from less than 15 minutes for emergency transfusion to 4-5 hours for routine cases.


The department started performing antibody screening from the year of 1988. Currently, the laboratory is equipped with fully automated immunohematological analyzer for blood grouping and antibody screening which is based on Erythrocyte Magnetization technology, which is done for all the patients.The laboratory also performs various tests such as DCT, ICT, resolution of various blood group discrepancies, antibody identification, work up of transfusion reactions, saliva secretor status, adsorption, elution studies and immunohematological support in various clinical conditions such as AIHA patients, multi transfused patients and various solid organ and bone  marrow patients.

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