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Transfusion Medicine and Blood Centre
The Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Centre at Meitra Hospital is a multidisciplinary department working with blood and blood components in the field of hematology and other therapeutic procedures. The Department is responsible for collecting, processing, testing of blood to meet the needs of all patients.
Our facility offers screenings for Transfusion transmitted infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, syphilis, and Malaria ensuring the safety of blood, along with the latest technology such as Immunohematology for blood grouping and crossmatching. Some of the specialized services include Apheresis, Plateletpheresis/Single donor platelets (SDPs), Granulocytapheresis and Stem cell harvesting, and Cryopreservation. In addition, the Transfusion Medicine department also performs therapeutic apheresis and phlebotomy procedures to treat patients with neurologic, kidney and blood diseases.
The team follows all the guidelines according to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and strictly adhere to quality control at all phases of donor selection, donor room procedures, screening and processing of blood, and serological procedures for grouping and typing of blood. The use of safe and high-quality blood products is optimized by 94% component separation and good inventory management through regular donor motivation and recruitment programs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are At-Risk Patients and what are the risk factors for patients receiving a transfusion?
Older age, male gender, race, weight loss, anaemia, combined anterior/posterior approach, and higher number of fused levels increased the risk of receiving a transfusion.
What should you check before blood transfusion?
Your blood will be tested before a transfusion to determine whether your blood type is A, B, AB, or O and whether your blood is Rh-positive or Rh-negative. The donated blood used for your transfusion must be compatible with your blood type.
Which conditions requires a blood transfusion?
According to the physician’s treatment plan, these are possible conditions that may require blood transfusions:
- Blood Disorders such as Anaemia, Blood Cancers, Sickle Cell Disease, Thrombocytopenia
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Severe infection
- Acute Blood Loss