Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion Medicine

The Department of Transfusion Medicine :

The Department of Transfusion Medicine in Lifeline Hospital is located at level 2, Block 16 and in close proximity to the emergency services, operation theatres and Intensive Care Unit and wards.

Transfusion Medicine is a multidisciplinary area concerned with the optimum use of blood / blood products for the treatment of human diseases.

Our mission is to make available appropriate adequate quantity and high quality of safe blood / blood products. We adhere to quality norms and focus on donor satisfaction.

Our goals are to annihilate the scarcity for blood and ensure availability of safe blood / blood products 24 x 7 and to motivate and maintain a permanent well-indexed record of voluntary blood donors.

The Department of Transfusion Medicine is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, which enables use of advanced techniques for processing/screening of blood and its components. All mandatory screening for the transfusion transmissible diseases like HIV1 and/or HIV2, HBV, HCV, syphilis and malaria parasite are done. The risk of transmitting infection agents in blood / blood products, including HIV, is present. Our careful donor selection and accurate performance of the best available laboratory tests do not eliminate this hazard.

We firmly believe that merely issuing of blood / blood products is not the end of our responsibility. The safe infusion of these products and their clinical benefit for the patient is our ultimate aim.

Availability of machines such as Cell Separator allows us to harvest specific blood components in pure form and in large quantities from a 'single' donor.

The Department of Transfusion Medicine will also promote and make available Autologus Transfusion.

Blood and Blood products offered by Department of Transfusion Medicine are :

  • Red Cell concentrate
  • Red Cell Concentrate with additive solution
  • Leucoreduced red cells
  • Saline washed Red Cell Concentrate
  • Platelet Concentrate
  • Apheresis Platelet ( Single Donor Platelets )
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma
  • Cryoprecipitate

Shortly Lifeline Hospital, Transfusion Medicine Department will introduce NAT Testing to make blood / blood products even more safer. Also Irradiation of blood / blood products will be commissioned very soon.

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