Quality Indicators for Blood Banks
Blood Bank and Transfusion Services:
In India, Heath System currently operates within an environment of rapid social,
economical and technical changes. Such changes raise the concern for the quality
of health care. Blood banks/ blood centres are an integral part of health care system.
Accreditation would be the single most important approach for improving the quality
of blood banks. Accreditation of blood banks/ blood centres and blood transfusion
services strives to improve the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing,
transfusion and distribution of blood and blood products.
The accreditation programme assesses the quality and operational systems in place
within the facility. The accreditation includes compliance with the NABH standards,
applicable laws and regulations including guidelines set by National AIDS Control
organisation (NACO). The applicant Facility must have conducted internal audit against
NABH standards after implementing for at least 3 months before submission of application
and must ensure that it complies with NABH Standards.
Blood Banks willing to apply are strongly encouraged to read all the available
documents on this website under ‘Documents’.