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December 24, 2021 7:04 am

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O.K. Blood Center Gavrilov, N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine, City Clinical Hospital No. 52 and eight other city hospitals received almost 170 pieces of equipment.

The capital’s medical organizations were equipped with new equipment to improve the efficiency of the procurement of donor blood components. This was reported by Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.

“We have purchased nearly 170 pieces of equipment for city transfusion departments. Retrofitting with new equipment will help to increase the throughput of points, and hence the strategic stock of donor blood components. The O.K. Blood Center has already received modern technology. Gavrilova, N.V. Sklifosovsky, Hospital No. 52 and eight other hospitals in the capital. In addition, for the first time, we purchased automatic processors for fractionating blood doses; they are already operating at the N.V. Sklifosovsky. These devices automatically separate whole blood into several components at once: plasma, platelets, leukocytes and erythrocytes. As a result of automation, the blood separation process has become 1.5 times faster, ”said Anastasia Rakova.

Among the equipment supplied to the city departments of transfusiology, there are also additional devices for collecting plasma and platelets from donors and equipment for processing plasma from any pathogens. Special cryobanks for long-term storage of blood components are equipped with additional installations for cryopreservation of erythrocytes. This will increase the strategic stock of blood components stored at ultra-low temperatures without losing their properties for up to 10 years.

At the N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine, new devices for intraoperative reinfusion appeared. Considering the number of admitted patients with emergency pathology and the volume of interventions performed with the risk of massive blood loss, these devices solve an important problem: directly during the operation, the patient’s own erythrocytes are returned to the patient. This saves not only time, which is especially valuable at the time of emergency intervention, but also donor blood components.

In addition, donated blood is used during childbirth and operations with large blood loss, in the treatment of cancer and many other diseases in children and adults. The need for its components remains constantly, therefore, people with any group and any Rh factor who want to become donors are ready to be accepted in medical organizations Moscow City Health Department… Donor site addresses are posted here.

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