The KLE Blood Bank was a pioneering step in the direction of advanced and precise medical care, when it was started in 1988. The Blood Bank was established at the old premises with a minimum of 1000 sq feet required then as per FDA. The Blood Bank officer was Dr. V. S. Patravali who established the Blood Bank as per the FDA rules.
In 1996 the KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC shifted to a newer premises with about 2000 sq feet of area. The Blood Bank got a new look and a new Medical Officer Dr. L. C. Gupta.
In 2000-01 the Blood Bank again got a face lift with new highly sophisticated five star looks and an additional of 50 sq mtrs of area. This was preceded by the appointment of a new Medical Officer Dr. Deepali Patil in 1998.
The KLE Blood Bank has a long term aim of becoming a totally voluntary Blood Centre and to have a fully fledged department of Transfusion Medicine with a Post Graduate course in Transfusion Medicine.
The following will be part of Department of Transfusion Medicine.
- Bone Marrow Transplant Processing
- HLA Typing
- Irradiated Blood Components
- Advanced Serology Lab
- Tissue / Bone Banking
- Stem Cell Banking
- Peripheral Stem Cell Collection