Present study was a retrospective study carried out in our blood bank, Karnataka institute of medical sciences, Hubballi over a period of 1 year from January 2015 to December 2015.
We collected data of monthly collection and utilization of blood and blood components from the record books in the blood bank. We also studied utilization of blood and its products by department of surgery, orthopaedics, ENT and gynaecological specialities and non-surgical specialities like medicine, nephrology and neurology.
Blood component therapy has gained much of the interest in recent years because of its merits over whole blood transfusion like, it reduces volume overload on patient and has greater shelf life, better patient management .
Component therapy was introduced between 19s  to maximize the benefits of all components present in the whole blood [8-16].
Evaluation of pattern of blood component usage, its demand and good audit management is needed to ensure appropriate utilization of precious resource.
Objective To study the trend of utilization of blood and blood components in Karnataka institute of medical sciences, Hubballi.
Results: Total blood units collections were 13,378. Whole blood was the most utilized product followed by PRBC, FFP and least utilized product was platelet concentrates.
Gynaecological wards were the Major benefited from the blood supply in this study.
Supply to the surgical wards was 2011 (16.0%) units.
Demand from the labour room was 1751 (13.9%) units which were met.