The Transfusion Medicine Services section at SKMC is composed of Abu Dhabi Blood Bank (ADBB—donor center) and SKMC Blood Bank (SKMCBB—transfusion service). The ADBB supplies blood and blood products to both government and private hospitals in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and beyond. The SKMCBB ensures the safe transfusion of blood and blood components to the patients and believes in putting patient safety first.
The ADBB and SKMCBB supply the standard menu of blood component options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some specialized services that SKMCBB offers are washed red cells, irradiation of blood products and volume reduction of platelets. The ADBB also offers blood product irradiation. We strive to develop strong interdepartmental relations, and work closely with Nursing and Medical Staff to support the transfusion requirement of all patients. One way we accomplish this is by offering them satellite blood bank product storage to further support patient care.
Both ADBB and SKMCBB have recently attained accreditation from College of American Pathologists and are actively pursuing American Association of Blood Banks accreditation at present. The staff of SKMC Transfusion Services are aware of the important role they play for the safest possible transfusion to the patient with high quality blood and blood products, and take pride in doing their best.