Blood Safety Best Rated in Country
Four licensed blood banks are functioning in Chandigarh, three in major government hospitals and one is being run by a voluntary agency. All the blood banks are covered under modernization scheme of National AIDS Control Organization, New Delhi and receive grants for consumables, human resource, capacity building, equipment maintenance. Component separation is presently being done in three blood banks and efforts are being made towards upgradation. All the blood banks are carrying out 100% mandatory testing of blood units for HIV, Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, VDRL and malaria before releasing them for transfusion.

Blood Bank, PGIMER also functions as Model Blood Bank and Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, thereby, providing technical assistance and help to the blood banks of the of the entire region as and when necessary.

Voluntary blood donation in Chandigarh is 90% and is rated best in the country. National Voluntary Blood Donation Day (October 1st) , World Blood Donors Day (June 14) and National Youth Day (12 January) are observed every year.

State Blood Transfusion Council has been working actively to encourage voluntary blood donation. 50% of the grant is given by NACO and matching grant is released by the state Government. The following are the four blood banks:-

S.No Name of Blood Bank Contact No. STATUS
1 Blood Bank, Deptt. of Transfusion Medicine, Nehru Hospital, PGIMER, Sec ? 12, Chandigarh. Issue of Blood ? 3rd Floor Donation of Blood ? 2nd Floor (near Emergency) 2756485
Office no. 2756481
Model Blood bank
2 Blood Bank, Deptt. of Transfusion Medicine, 2nd Level, D Block Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Sec ? 32, Chandigarh 2665253
ext. 1155 & 1166
office ext. 2210
Major Blood bank with Blood component Seperation Unit
3 Rotary & Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Dakshin Marg, Sec - 37/A, Near Batra Cinema Chandigarh. 2696057 Major Blood bank with Blood component Seperation Unit
4 Blood Bank, Room No. 164 Govt. Multispeciality Hospital, Sec- 16, Chandigarh 2768244 Major Blood bank without Blood component Seperation Unit

S.No Name of Blood Storage Centre Contact No.
1. Community Health Centre, Civil Block Hospital, Sec-22, Chandigarh. 2701054
2 Community Health Centre, Civil Hospital, Manimajra. 2751004

S.No Name of Blood Vans Attached with
1. Blood Transportation Van Blood Bank, Govt. MultiSpeciality Hospital, Sec-16, Chandigarh.
2 Blood Mobile Van Model Blood Bank, PGIMER, Sec-12, Chandigarh.

S.No Name of Quality Assurance lab Contact No.
1. State Reference lab, Deptt. Of Immunopatholgoy, PGIMER, Chd. 2755198