The blood bank of National Heart Institute has been functional since 1996. The blood bank caters to the need of all the patients of the Hospital. We collect, test, store, process and issue blood to patients. There are more than 2500 donors per year giving blood to the NHI blood bank. The blood bank caters to in-patients and out patients of the Hospital. The blood bank adheres to strict quality control measures and is very particular in issuing the right product to the patients in need after thorough testing. There is a constant effort made to motivate, inspire, encourage and influence patientís relatives and friends to donate blood at our Blood Bank. The Blood Bank is inspected and audited for its products by the DA (Drug Administration) who guides and checks standards laid by them to see that implementation of all is done correctly by the Blood Bank. There is also an internal audit of work processes and improvement of systems to minimise wastage and also to optimally utilise the blood efficiently.