Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank




Vision

  • The Department of Transfusion Medicine aims to provide safe, adequate and accessible supply of quality blood components and therapeutic services round the clock to the needy patients of Punjab and adjoining states.
  • It will have latest state-of-the-art equipment and technologies for blood collection, processing, testing and will provide best therapeutic facilities with high quality standards.
  • To train and provide quality education to the students using best teaching methodologies.
  • To conduct the highest quality, novel and innovative research in the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.
  • To motivate, encourage and recruit non-remunerated voluntary blood donors in the region.

Faculty:

Photo Name & Qualifications Designation Email
Dr Sushant Kumar Meinia
MBBS, MD (Immuno-haematology and Blood Transfusion)
Associate Professor sushantaiims@gmail.com View Detail
Dr. Sirat
MBBS, MD (Immuno-haematology and Blood Transfusion)
Assistant Professor sirat1med@gmail.com View Detail

Services:

Scope of Services

Donor Related:

  • Blood donor counselling and notification.
  • Whole blood collection- In house as well as in Voluntary blood donation camps.
  • Infectious markers screening (HBV, HCV, HIV, Syphilis & Malaria).
  • Autologous blood donation.
  • Platelet-pheresis.
  • Plasmapheresis.
  • Granulocyte harvest.
  • Stem Cell Harvest.

Product Related:

  • Packed Red Blood Cells (PRBCs)
  • Packed Red Blood Cells- SAGM.
  • Packed Red Blood Cells -Leuco-reduced.
  • Packed Red Blood Cells- Washed.
  • Packed Red Blood Cells for Intra Uterine Transfusion (IUT).
  • Random Donor Platelets (RDP).
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP).
  • Cryoprecipitate (Cryo).
  • Cryo-poor plasma (CPP).
  • Single Donor Apheresis Platelet (SDAP).
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
  • Platelet Gel.

Therapeutic Procedures:

  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE).
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy for Polycythaemia/ hemochromatosis.

Immuno-haematology:

  • Blood grouping and Antibody screening.
  • Crossmatching.
  • Direct Antiglobulin Testing (DAT).
  • Indirect Antiglobulin Testing (IAT).
  • Allo- Antibody Identification.
  • Resolution of Blood Group discrepancies.
  • Prenatal Evaluation.
  • Transfusion Reaction Workup.
  • Resolution of ABO Typing Discrepancies.
  • ABO and Rh Antibody Titration Studies.
  • Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA) Work up.
  • Red Cell Phenotyping.

OPD Schedule:

Consultants Day of Week

Projects

Title Principal Investigator Co Investigator Collaboration, if any (Department and institute) Funding Agency Projects Status

Expansion planned for the future:

Short Term Plans:

  • Participation in Hemovigilance program of India and Donor vigilance program of India (MoHFW).
  • Participation in e-rakt kosh portal (MoHFW).
  • Special emphasis on Transfusion Support to multi-transfused patients like thalassemia and leukemias using advanced immune-haematology and specialised component therapy.
  • Start of MD Course in Transfusion Medicine.
  • Pneumatic tube system for receiving and dispensing blood units.
  • PRP therapy and platelet gel therapy for different indications in collaboration with various departments.
  • Introduction of Blood Bank Software System in the department.
  • Therapeutic work in the form of practicing modern clinical transfusion practices like therapeutic plasma exchanges for different indications, therapeutic phlebotomy for patients of high haemoglobin conditions, autologous blood transfusion etc.

 

 

Long term plans:

  • To achieve 100 percent non-remunerated voluntary blood donation in the region.
  • To start Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) of Blood Components.
  • Setting up of Advanced Automated Immuno-haematology.
  • To start the facility of Peripheral Blood Stem Cell collection and preservation.
  • To start the facility of Irradiation of blood components for Intrauterine transfusion, immunocompromised patients and candidates of Bone Marrow Transplantation.
  • To start the facility of point-of-care testing like thrombo-elastography for monitoring the functional haemostatic status of the patients.
  • Intra-uterine Transfusion (IUT) in collaboration with department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • PDCC course for post MD students in the field of blood components and apheresis.