In Dagestan, a republican blood transfusion station was opened after overhaul. New equipment was installed in the renovated medical facility.
“After major repairs, the republican blood transfusion station was solemnly opened. It was not only the building of the medical institution that was transformed, the equipment of the center was renewed by 100%, modern expensive medical equipment was purchased,”the press service of the Ministry of Health of the region said.
It is noted that with the new equipment, the station's specialists will be able not only to procure more donated blood and its components, but also to make the blood even safer.
“For example, one of the received devices is a virus inactivator. It is designed to quickly destroy viruses and bacteria in donated blood plasma, which will make it the safest for patients. We have been waiting for the purchase of this device for a long time and now, finally, we received it. This is a great achievement for the entire health care of the region,”the press service quoted the Acting Minister of Health of Dagestan Tatyana Belyaeva as saying.
In total, more than 40 pieces of equipment were purchased for the medical center, including automatic devices for blood separation and new comfortable chairs for donors, as well as the first in the North Caucasus device for immunochemiluminescence examination of donor blood.
According to the Ministry of Health of Dagestan, at present the republican blood transfusion station accepts up to 50 donors daily.