The Blood Bank is equipped to provide clinical services for determining blood types, matching and supplying blood and its products 24 hours a day, both routinely and in emergencies (trauma, multi-casualty incidents).

The Blood Bank’s work is conducted as quickly as possible while maintaining high safety levels and preventing mishaps. Magen David Adom provides blood products, all following   international testing standards to prevent infection transmission. The Blood Bank makes intelligent use of the blood products received from the Central Blood Bank while paying particular attention to the products’ expiry dates and thus saving on expensive biological resources.  

Routine examinations include determining blood types for adults and infants, ANA surveys, DAT (Direct Antigen Test), antibody profiles and monitoring antibodies in patients’ plasma.

Special Tests
•    PNH (Paroxisomal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria) – testing for a rare mutation in one of the red blood cell’s skeletal proteins, which causes hemolysis.
•    HIT (Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia) – Examining antibodies against Heparin and a platelet factor liable to cause platelet disintegration and bleeding.
•    Eluate – a test in which antibodies connected to the red blood cells are “peeled away” to characterize the antibody and determine its clinical importance.
•    Auto-antibody adsorption from patient serum as a diagnostic tool and for the purposes of cross-checking blood units in these patients.

Research Areas
•    Autoimmune hemolysis and infant hemolysis
•    Analysis of HIT antibodies after exposure to Heparin
•    Anti D antibody levels in women before birth
•    Diagnosing hemolysis in infants with positive DAT, by testing sub antibody type IgG
•    The importance of TEG testing as a guide for administering blood products during operations or trauma