About the Department / Program
The Department of Transfusion medicine is spaced in an area of 8000 sq. ft. and is considered as a state of art in providing adequate infrastructure to support accomplishments on Immunohematology and blood transfusion.
Almost a hundred percent of the blood collected is fragmented into components such as packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, platelet concentrates, and cryoprecipitate. To ensure the optimum utilization of the donor blood, the equipment to prepare, store and maintain these components are readily available and put into use.
The Immunohematology lab is equipped with a semi-automated gel technology platform. The antibody screening is undertaken on the patient’s sample besides the cross match. Care is taken in blood grouping procedures and the steps involved in verification include test, check and re-check on all the samples that are received.
The department is equipped with two cell separators (for Apheresis) that enable the collection of single donor platelets and peripheral blood stem cells while facilitating therapeutic plasma exchange. Facilities to undertake gamma irradiation of cellular blood components are accessible. Hundreds of Lymphocytotoxic cross matches are performed in the process of executing kidney transplantations.