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Sarvoday Charitable Trust Blood Centre Enhances Blood Safety with Nucleic Acid Testing for All Donors

Ahmedabad – In honor of World Blood Donors Day, Sarvoday Charitable Trust Blood Centre marks a milestone in Gujarat’s blood safety landscape by integrating Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) for all blood donations, the Centre propels transfusion medicines into a new era of safety and reliability.

Established in 2000, Sarvoday Charitable Trust Blood Centre is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and high-quality blood and blood components. It is NABH Accredited since 2010 and is also Regional Blood Transfusion Centre having more than 5 Blood Storage centres. It caters the needs of more than 180 Thalassemic children under its care. Today, with the introduction of NAT, Sarvoday Charitable Trust Blood Centre continues to lead the charge in ensuring the highest standard of blood safety for the community it serves.

NAT-PCR is a cutting-edge technology that detectsviral infections like HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C by targeting DNA/RNA of viruses at an earlier stage than traditional serological tests. By incorporating NAT, Sarvoday Charitable Trust Blood Centre ensures that every unit of blood undergoes rigorous screening, significantly reducing the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections.

Dr Paresh Vyasa, Medical Director, Sarvoday Charitable Trust Blood Centre, stated, “Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our patients. By adopting NAT, we are taking a monumental step towards ensuring that the blood we provide is of the highest safety standards. The majority of blood donors in our country are one-time voluntary donors as there is hardly a concept of regular repeat blood donation which is essential for blood safety. NAT-PCR being a very sensitive technology, detects early stage of HIV/Hepatitis C/Hepatitis B infections. It detects occult Hepatitis B infection also. This initiative aligns perfectly with the ethos of World Blood Donors Day, emphasizing the importance of safe blood and the role of donors in achieving it.”

“The introduction of NAT testing is part of our continuous efforts to enhance blood safety protocols and align with international standards. This initiative would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our patron doctors and the management of Hospitals who understands the safety of patients.”Dr. Vyasa added.

By establishing a model of centralised NAT testing, Sarvoday Charitable Trust Blood Centre aims to extended the reach of Safe blood to more patients across Gujarat. This innovative approach operates on a hub-and-spoke model, streamlining the screening process and ensuring rapid detection of transfusion-transmitted infections with unparalleled precision. By consolidating testing resources and expertise, centralised NAT testing guarantees accessto NAT tested blood and blood components of highest quality.

On this special occasion of World Blood Donors Day, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our blood donors. Your generous contributions are the lifeline for countless patients. We invite new and existing donors to join us in our mission to save lives by providing the safest possible blood.

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