The only centre under GNCTD performing Liver and Kidney transplants.

Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion Medicine

Our Mission :

“To provide safe and quality transfusion products and services timely, as well as contributing to education, research and training of medical and paramedical personnel in the field of transfusion medicine so as to benefit the overall well being of the patient” . The Department of Transfusion Medicine is committed to provide the highest quality of Transfusion support both in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic modes of treatment round the clock and advanced Immunohematological testing to the patients and the donors. Brief outline of the department and its role in the hospital are mentioned as under:

  • We appreciate and encourage voluntary donors by increasing the awareness and education regarding blood donation and also honour them
  • The second most important aspect is to provide safe units in terms of transfusion transmitted infections for which we have a highly sensitive screening test based on the principle of chemiluminescence to reduce the number of false negatives.
  • The third important aspect is precise serological testing in patients and donors samples for which we have gel techniques, extended phenotyping and antibody screening and typing facilities which enables us to select the best match unit for the patient.
  • The fourth important aspect is the therapeutic mode of intervention for which we have the facility of plasma exchange, cascade plasmapheresis, therapeutic apheresis and therapeutic phlebotomy.
  • To sub serve the aforementioned aims we have a dedicated and a well trained staff who all hold patients overall well being in the highest regards and adhere strictly to SOPs (standard operating procedures) and GMP (good manufacturing practices).

Services Rendered

Services 2016 2017
Donor grouping 8581 8105
Donor ICT 8581 8105
Donor Du 589 583
Patient grouping 4154 3867
Patient ICT 3245 2983
Patient DCT 1497 1261
Patient Du 218 204
Plasma Exchange 224 163
Liver transplant workup 475 437
Cross matching 13450 12325
Donation 8039 7567
Transfusion Transmitted Infectious (TTI) marker done 8581 8105
Leucodepleted PRBC (LD-PRBC) prepared 8039 7567
Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) prepared 6632 7277
Random Donor Platelet Concentrate (RDPC) prepared 4064 3360
Leucodepleted RDPC (LD-RDPC) prepared 293 267
Leucodepleted SDPC (LD-SDPC) prepared 503 460
Cryoprecipitate (CRYO) prepared 3029 1985
Cryo Poor Plasma (CPP) prepared 3029 1985
Leucodepleted PRBC (LD-PRBC) issued 7155 6558
Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) issued 8285 4919
Random Donor Platelet Concentrate (RDPC) issued 3718 2727
Leucodepleted RDPC (LD-RDPC) issued 293 267
Leucodepleted SDPC (LD-SDPC) issued 470 443
Cryo Poor Plasma (CPP) issued 2968 2580
Cryoprecipitate (CRYO) issued 1159 1332
Antibody identification 54 57
Antibody Titer 81 104
ABO - i workup 4 0
DFPP 19 5
Therapeutic platelet reduction 1 0
Therapeutic Phlebotomy 15 4
Granulocytapheresis 0 3
Immuno-Adsorption  0 1

New services & facilities

  • Secondary Plasma Device procedures
  • Granulocytapheresis.
  • Immunoadsorption column.

Courses Offered

Course Candidates admitted Candidates passed
PDCC in Immunohematology and BloodBanking Dr. Vikas Hegde Dr. Akshay Batra
  Dr. Akshay Batra Dr.Sukanya Baruah
  Dr. Sukanya Baruah  

Department’s Achievements

  • Dr.Sweta Nayak presented oral paper at Transmedcon 2017, Lucknow
  • Dr.Sweta Nayak presented poster at Transmedcon 2017, Lucknow
  • Dr.Sweta Nayak presented a lecture at Transmedcon 2017, Lucknow
  • Dr.Sweta Nayak attended the program “ Training of Trainers” on red cell alloantibody screening as Demonstrator, at National Institute of Biologicals, Noida
  • Dr.Brinda Kakkar attended a CME on Paediatric Transfusion Medicine Practice, August 2017, Super Speciality Paediatric Hospital and Post Graduate Teaching Institute, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dr.Brinda Kakkar presented poster at 5th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine, Lucknow, India, TRANSMEDCON 2017
  • Dr.Brinda Kakkar presented poster at 5th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine, Lucknow, India, TRANSMEDCON 2017
  • Original article accepted for publication of Dr.Brinda Kakkar on A Positive CDC IgG Auto-crossmatch with a Negative Luminex Bead assays in a Renal Transplant Recipient: A Diagnostic Dilemma in Asian Journal of Transfusion Science on 19th November 2017
  • Mr.Pankaj Jain was invited as a resource person in pre-conference workshop on Advanced Immunohematology at TRANSMEDCON 2017 Lucknow held in November 2017
  • Mr.Pankaj Jain attended a two day workshop on POI on NABH Blood Bank held in September 2017


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