UTILIZATION OF BLOOD AND ITS COMPONENTS AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN PAKISTAN
Background: Audit of blood utilization helps in effective management of blood stock to meet present and future demands.
Objective: To determine utilization of blood and its components in a Tertiary care hospital.
Material and Methods: A retrospective audit was carried out in Blood Bank at a Tertiary Care Hospital of Pakistan from
January 2017 to December 2017. Included all consecutive patients who were admitted and received blood components
transfusion in inpatient, emergency and ICU departments. All transfusions included in this study were allogenic. Children
registered in thalassemia center receiving transfusions were excluded from the study. The frequency of whole blood,
packed red blood cells ,fresh frozen plasma and platelet utilization was calculated.