The Main Services Provided by the Blood Transfusion Administration Services
The Central Blood Bank provides safe and right blood products for therapeutic (relates to the healing of a disease) use for all patients in the government and private sector. Moreover, the blood bank provides rare blood groups for the nearby countries whenever they are needed. it provides blood and blood products for all patients in general and to patients with special transfusion requirements for instance thalassemic ((thalassemia) an inherited form of anemia caused by damaged synthesis of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a red protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood of vertebrates. Its molecule comprises four subunits, each containing an iron atom bound to a haem group) and leukemic ((leukemia) one of the four major cancers) patients. In addition KBCC provides therapeutic phlebotomy (the surgical opening or puncture of a vein in order to withdraw blood, to introduce a fluid) for patients with abnormal elevation in hemoglobin through withdrawl of a unit of blood in similar manner to blood donation. Furthermore, Central Blood Bank has a therapeutic apheresis (a technique by which a particular substance or component is removed from the blood, the main volume being returned to the body) unit where in treat patients referred from hospitals. In addition, the Kuwait Central Blood Bank provides rare donor units for neighboring countries.
KBCC provides all educational material needed for blood donors and medical personal involved in the blood transfusion services. It works in a close collaboration with other administration in the Ministry of Health. One of the new services provided this year, is the advertising campaign that procedes the blood donation campaign, which is done by a team of transfusion and public relation specialists. These educational campaigns enhance the awareness the awareness of the public to the importance of blood donation as humanity and a portrait duty in addition to the importance of blood donation to the donor’s health. The campaigns involve the governmental ministries, universities/collages, educational institutes, and shopping malls. They aim to attract young educated people for the idea of blood donation through the campaign.