Background: As there are no alternatives to human blood, judicious use of blood by using components is the only means by which the increasing demand and short supply can be met with. Different components of blood are recommended by experts for different clinical indications but whole blood is still widely used.
Aims and objectives: To analyze the utilization of different blood components at study place.
Materials and methods: A retrospective study of the electronic records of the patients who were given different blood components blood bank records and were done at Life worth Hospital and City blood bank, Raipur from January 2014 to June 2016. Estimated production of blood components, number of patients transfused and number of transfusion episodes and indication for transfusion were assessed.
Results: Total prepared blood components were 17816 in numbers, 5.42% was the wastage rate of different components. 16591 units were transfused to 10036 males and 6555 females of different age groups. Though more number of whole blood units were issued to the cardiology department, the orthopedics department was the one with maximum usage of whole blood in comparison to the other departments (z=31.348) and pediatrics department was the department which used least whole blood.Conclusions: Regular audit of blood and blood components is must so that necessary measures can be taken for appropriate use. Continuous educational program will be helpful to decrease the irrational use of blood.