What is a blood bank for?
A blood bank is for people to donate blood and to receive blood that people donated to get blood transfusions.
Blood banks are maintained and managed only by medical professionals. When someone's blood is taken for donatory purposes, it goes to a blood bank to be screened for infection, type and to be cleaned. When blood is required by an institute, an order is placed and blood bank prepares the request. The blood bank is not the unit of choice for routine blood test results.
A blood bank worker includes technicians who screen and collect blood. Requirements may vary by location but to become a worker in a blood bank you need a bachelor's degree and other positions such as a receptionist have different skill sets. You would fill out an application to apply for a job at your local blood bank and follow the hiring process to be considered.
Why not? Even the AAP recommends people to donate cord blood in public cord blood bank. The donation is free of charge and it costs around $35000 when retrieved. A mom only needs to sign all the necessary documents before her date of delivery. For all the successful stories a cord blood from a public bank, visit the blog attached.
Are you serious Dr Charles Drew invented the blood bank and it helped people a lot. The above statement is completely inaccurate. Drew did contribute significantly setting up a large scale blood bank infrastructure before WWII. The Soviets however set up the first blood banks in the 1930's. The first blood bank in the US, and the very term "blood bank", was set up by a Hungarian-American Jew named Bernard Fantus in Chicago in 1937…
The concept of the blood bank was started in World War I by Oswald Robertson to help save the lives of the Europeans fighting in the war. The first actual blood bank in a hospital was started in Russia in 1932. Later, hospitals in the United States decided to develop their own storage areas for blood.
Blood is stored within a blood bank because it will keep the blood fresh and preserved until it is sent off to hospitals that need it for patients that are in critical condition. There is a constant demand for blood donations as hosptials always need to have an ample supply to treat patients, so blood banks help out by by always increasing their supply whenever they can so that they can continously deliver them to…