About the Department
Department of Transfusion Medicine is a dynamic, state of art centre with round the clock blood bank facility, equipped with advanced technology, to cater transfusion needs of the patients admitted in the hospital.
Currently with an annual average of 12,800 transfusion of blood components and 8000 donations,
the department has achieved several milestones in the field reassuring blood safety and negligible risks of transfusion.
- To impart outstanding education, training, and skill development in Transfusion Medicine to students pursuing Post graduate course.
- To provide well organized quality services in various aspects of Transfusion Medicine.
- To provide utmost donor and Patient satisfaction through timely and quality services.
- To promote student’s engagement in collaborative, integrated research in Transfusion Medicine
- Leucoreduced/Leucodepleted Concentrated Red Cells, Concentrated Red Cells, Leucoreduced Platelet Concentrate, Fresh Frozen Plasma, Cryoprecipitate, Cryopoor Plasma.
-Screening of donated blood for transfusion transmissible infections by using Electrochemiluminescence .
-Screening of donated blood for transfusion transmissible infections by using Minipool
Nucelic Acid Amplification Technology.
-Provision of free of cost NAT tested, Extended Rh Kell matched blood to Thalassemia patients.
Facility for donor procedures
-Plateletpheresis-for collection of single donor platelets.
-Leucapheresis-for collection of granulocytes.
-Therapeutic plamsa exchange, Plateletpheresis, Leucacytaphereois
–(Donor and patient sample testing with fully automated
-Red cell antigen typing for major blood group antigen (ABO & Rh-D).
-Red cell antigen typing for minor blood group antigens.
-Antibody screening ( 3 cell panel): by Solid Phase Red Cell Adherence (SPRCA)
-Antibody identification of clinically significant allo-antibodies against minor blood
group antigens; using SPRCA technology and liquid cell panels .
-Weak D typing
-Advanced workup for antenatal cases, Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn
and Autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
-Resolution of blood group discrepancies.
-Provision of extended Rh Kell matched blood to transfusion dependent and
patients on multiple transfusion.
-Provision of antigen negative best matched blood to patients positive for allo-antibodies.
-Paroxysmal Nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) screening test using Gel technology.
-Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) screening test using Gel technology.
-Complete workup of warm, cold and mixed type of Autoimmune Hemolytic
- To create an interactive and participatory learning environment that encourages active engagement, critical thinking, collaboration, and the application of knowledge, ultimately enhancing the overall Competency and expertise of postgraduate students in the medical field.
- To provide a platform for exchanging ideas, sharing perspectives, and deepening the understanding of complex medical concepts and issues.
- To Facilitate a deeper understanding of medical topics through the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and insights among postgraduate students.
- To explore different viewpoints, challenge assumptions, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.
- To Encourage critical thinking and the ability to critically analyze medical information, research findings, and clinical scenarios.
- To question, evaluate evidence, identify knowledge gaps, and develop evidence-based approaches to problem-solving.
- To Enhance communication skills, active listening, and effective expression of ideas.
- To enable participants to brainstorm ideas, explore different solutions, weigh pros and cons, and collectively arrive at well-informed decisions.
- To create an interactive and participatory learning environment that encourages active engagement, critical thinking, collaboration, and the application of knowledge, ultimately enhancing the overall.
- To deliver in-depth knowledge on specific medical topics to expand the understanding of
postgraduate students beyond the basics. This includes covering advanced concepts, current
research, evidence-based practices, and emerging trends in the field.
- To provide a platform for continuous learning, professional growth, and skill enhancement,
enabling postgraduate students to become proficient, knowledgeable, and competent medical
practitioners in their respective specialties.
- To Develop the presentation skills of postgraduate students, including public speaking,
organization of content, and engaging the audience.
- To refine their presentation techniques, utilize appropriate audio-visual aids, and deliver
information in a coherent and engaging manner.
- Promoting critical appraisal skills by encouraging fellow postgraduate students and faculty
members to provide constructive feedback on the seminar presentations.
- Fostering the professional development of postgraduate students by preparing them for
academic conferences, research symposiums, and scientific presentations in their future
- To improve the ability of postgraduate students to critically evaluate scientific literature, including research
methods, study design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of data.
- To provide a platform for post graduate students to stay updated with the latest advancements and discoveries in
the field of transfusion medicine.
- To promote evidence-based practice by discussing and evaluating research articles and to apply evidence based
practice in their clinical decision making.
- To instill a habit of continuous learning among postgraduate students by regularly reviewing and discussing research
articles which is necessary for ongoing professional growth and advancement in transfusion medicine.
To develop abilities and skills in post graduate students :
- To analyze and discuss real or hypothetical patient cases, allowing students to apply
their medical knowledge, interpret clinical findings, and formulate appropriate
management plans .
- To utilize their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and
pharmacology to understand the underlying mechanisms of the case, rationale for
investigations, make appropriate diagnoses, and recommend evidence-based
- To Promote problem-solving and decision-making skills by presenting complex
patient cases with varying degrees of uncertainty, comorbidities, or atypical
- To provide hands-on training and practical experience ito post graduate students in laboratory techniques and diagnostic procedures.
- To apply theoretical knowledge, in laboratory practices specific to transfusion medicine.
- To learn and enhance and skills for performing various diagnostic tests, interpret results and make accurate diagnosis based on laboratory finding.
- To emphasize the importance of accuracy and precision in laboratory work, ensuring reliable and valid results.
- To develop problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities in post graduate students through hands-on laboratory activities.
- To enhance skills and abilities of post graduate students to trouble shoot issues and proposed solutions to diagnostic and procedure related challenges.
- To provide an opportunity for post graduate students to discuss and learn from each other's perspectives, fostering teamwork, mutual respect, and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.
- To expose postgraduate students to a range of clinical scenarios, challenging them to stay updated with the latest medical research, guidelines, and best practices. .
- To develop abilities in postgraduate students to critically reflect on their own performance, seek feedback, and identify areas for improvement and to prepare themselves for upcoming challenges in there future medical career.
-To develop deeper understanding of the field’s groups, encourage appreciation of its evolution and inspire innovation, foster creativity thereby pushing the boundaries of Transfusion Medicine.
– To motivate trainees to engaged in research projects with the objectives to investigate a unanswered question, explore new hypothesis and generates new insights in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of medical condition relevant to transfusion Medicine.
– To cultivate critical thinking and problem solving skills essential for evidence based practices and clinical decision making in Transfusion Medicine.
– To provide an opportunity for trainees to develop skills in research methodology. This includes study design, data collection, statistical analysis, and ethical considerations. Trainees gain practical experience in conducting research projects, which can serve as a foundation for future research endeavors.
– To critically appraise research articles and research proposals. By reviewing and evaluating the strengths and limitations of published research, trainees develop the skills to identify methodological flaws, potential biases, and areas for improvement. This strengthens their ability to apply research findings to patient care.
– To develop trainees’ skills in disseminating research findings through scientific presentations and publications. Trainees learn to communicate their research effectively to the scientific community, contributing to the dissemination of knowledge and fostering academic and professional growth.
– To critically evaluate their own clinical practice. By investigating clinical outcomes, evaluating interventions, or analyzing patient data, trainees can identify areas for improvement and implement evidence-based changes in their practice. This contributes to a culture of continuous quality improvement.
– To prepare trainees for future academic and research careers. By developing research skills, building a research portfolio, and establishing collaborations, trainees are better equipped to pursue careers in academia, research institutions, or as clinician-scientists.
- To investigate and understand the causes of deaths related to transfusion in order to identify any potential transfusion-related complications, errors, or system failures that may have contributed to the adverse outcome.
- To help postgraduate trainees to identify areas for improvement in transfusion practice and safety. This may include identifying gaps in transfusion guidelines or protocols, deficiencies in monitoring and documentation, or opportunities for better communication and coordination among healthcare providers involved in transfusion care.
- To enhance patient safety and improving the quality of transfusion medicine.
- To identify areas of improvement, assess adherence to transfusion guidelines, and implement changes to optimize patient outcomes.
- To identify transfusion-related errors, adverse events, and near misses, allowing for targeted interventions to prevent recurrence and enhance patient safety.
- To encourage Postgraduate students to base their transfusion decisions on the best available evidence. It promotes the use of transfusion guidelines, protocols, and research findings to guide clinical practice and ensure evidence-based Transfusion Medicine.
- To contribute to the overall quality management of transfusion services. It helps identify system-wide issues, such as inadequate documentation, ineffective communication, or deficiencies in inventory management, facilitating the implementation of quality improvement measures.
- To develop and enhance technical skills in post graduate students in Transfusion medicine and provide a platform to perform laboratory tests, interpret results and co-relate with patient’s clinical conditions.
- To ensure competency in post graduate students pertaining to operating equipments and instruments within an in depth understanding on the technology principle, quality controls processes, maintenance and troubleshoot.
- To ensure competency in post graduate students pertaining blood processing, storage and quality control procedures adhering to regulatory and accreditation standards.
- To develop familiarity with the quality managements system and abilities for quality improvements initiative and strategies.
- To foster collaboration and effective communication with technologists, supervisors, and other staff working in the department in various capacities.
- To provide an opportunity for transfusion medicine post graduate students and specialist to access, monitor and identify any transfusion related complications or adverse events in transfusion recipients.
- To emphasize the importance of adhering to established transfusion guidelines and protocols.
- To ensure that transfusion decisions and practices align with evidence-based recommendations, minimizing unnecessary transfusions, and reducing the risk of transfusion-related complications.
- To provide information to patients and their families about the purpose of transfusion, potential risks, benefits, and alternatives. It allows patients to make informed decisions and actively participate in their transfusion care.
- To review, assist and guides heath care professional involved in direct patients care for transfusion related documentation and to facilitate them to comply to the quality assurance, statutory and legal requirements.
- To provide an active multidisciplinary forum to healthcare professionals for appropriate and safe delivery of hospital blood transfusion services.
- To provide a forum to initiate and monitor best bed side transfusion practices.
- To implement patient blood management initiatives, and transfusion risk management.
- To provide feedbacks on the current practices with positive process improvement intentions.
- To monitor and renew blood utilization patterns, and transfusion protocols.
- To monitor and review transfusion outcomes, adverse reactions and make appropriate recommendations.
Clinico- Transfusion Meet
- to promote a multidisciplinary approach to transfusion care by bringing together clinicians, transfusion specialists, laboratory personnel, and other relevant stakeholders.
- To provide a platform for presenting and discussing clinical cases related to transfusion medicine.
- to foster case-based learning, allowing participants to analyze complex scenarios, discuss diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, and explore optimal transfusion management strategies.
- to disseminate up-to-date information and promote the implementation of standardized practices for safe and effective transfusion care.
- Develop proficiency in hematological techniques and analysis related to
blood disorders and transfusion medicine.
- Gain knowledge of hematological parameters, blood cell morphology,
and their significance in transfusion practice.
- Understand the interpretation and reporting of complete blood counts
(CBC), peripheral blood smears, and specialized hematological tests
relevant to Transfusion Medicine.
- Develop expertise in coagulation testing and analysis, including
prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and specific coagulation factor assays.
- Understand the laboratory diagnosis and management of bleeding disorders and coagulopathies related to transfusion medicine.
- Gain insights into the monitoring of anticoagulant therapy in
- Acquire knowledge of microbiological techniques and principles relevant to transfusion medicine, including blood culture and identification of infectious agents.
- To Practically apply theoretical knowledge to understand microbial quality control aspects relevant to Transfusion Medicine.
Central Research/ Molecular/ Genetics lab
- Acquire knowledge of molecular
techniques used in transfusion medicine,
such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), genotyping, and nucleic acid amplification.
- Understand the role of molecular testing
in blood group typing, infectious disease
screening, and monitoring of transplant
- Gain familiarity with molecular methods
for detecting genetic variations relevant to transfusion medicine.
- Develop an understanding of biochemical analysis and its application in transfusion medicine, including assessment of organ function, electrolyte balance, and metabolic disorders.
- Learn about laboratory markers used in assessing transfusion-related complications, such as hemolysis or transfusion reactions.
- Gain insights into the interpretation and reporting of biochemical parameters relevant to transfusion practice.