The Blood Bank at KIMSDU was established in 1984 and in 2003 under the scheme of modernization of blood banks it was completely revamped to a fully fledged component blood bank now recognized and registered as a Regional Blood Transfusion Center under State Blood Transfusion Council of Maharashtra.
The main function of the blood bank is blood collection, processing of whole blood, preparation of blood components, storage of whole blood components & destruction of contaminated blood.
The bank has grouping and cross matching laboratories which use latest techniques and screen blood for various transfusion transmitted diseases. The component division is fully equipped with nine refrigerated centrifuges, Laminar Airflow, Deep Freezers (-350 & -700C), Platelet Agitators, incubators.
The blood bank now manufactures four major components viz. red cell concentrate (PCU, fresh frozen plasma (FFP), platelet concentrate (PC) and cryoprecipitate (CRYO). It also serves a training center for blood bank officers and technologists of other blood banks.