Department of Transfusion Medicine at Rela Hospital provides round the clock facility with complete solutions to patients in need of blood component therapy, therapeutic apheresis, and immunohaematology laboratory diagnostics
Department of Transfusion Medicine at Rela Hospital provides round the clock facility with complete solutions to patients in need of blood component therapy, therapeutic apheresis, and immunohaematology laboratory diagnostics. We provide high-quality patient care and hospital services in support of clinical research programs, to pursue research that contributes to our knowledge and practice of transfusion medicine and related technologies, and to provide advanced training in transfusion medicine in India. In the history and development of transfusion medicine, we will be a name that will be mentioned in prominent letters.
100% component separation with universal leucodepletion.
100% NAT tested blood components.
Advanced IH-500 fully automated for blood grouping & Typing
Transfusion support given for Alloimmunized/Auto immune patients
Transfusion support given for Organ transplantation and major surgeries, ABO incompatible liver transplantation
Facilities available for Therapeutic Apheresis, Immunoadsorption, Autologous Peripheral blood stem cell collection, cryopreservation storage
At the Department of Transfusion Medicine at Rela Hospital, some of the infrastructure and technology employed by the Department of Transfusion Medicine are:
Well equipped with automated blood collection monitors for whole blood collection and state of the art – apheresis technology for plateletpheresis using Amicor, Amicus (Fresenius Kabi) & Optia spectra (to perform Therapeutic Apheresis and Peripheral blood Stem cell collection.)
Fully automated IH-500 Analyser using gel card technology for Blood Grouping & Typing, crossmatching and Antibody screen
100% component separation facility by Refrigerated centrifuge, automated component separators and universal leukofiltration.
Blood Bank Refrigerators, Deep freezers and platelet agitators with appropriate temperature to store various components.
Individual Donor (ID)-NAT testing based on Transcription Mediated Amplification by Procleix Ultrio Assay
TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES
Some of the treatments and procedures supported by the transfusion medicine division are:
Blood Donor Services
Blood is collected from voluntary non-remunerated blood donors.
Donor screening is done by well trained staff maintaining donor privacy and confidentiality.
Well equipped with automated blood collection monitors for whole blood collection and state of the art – apheresis technology for plateletpheresis using Amicor (Fresenius Kabi)
Component Preparation facility
The department is committed to ensure of safe blood and components with state-of-the-art equipment for component preparation and storage under stringent quality control conditions installed in commensurate with technological advancements in blood component preparation facility
100% component separation facility
Universal Leukodepletion using inline blood bags ensuring the best practices in the country.
The immunohematology reference laboratory services
equipped with fully automated IH-500 Analyser using gel card technology which will help in solving complex immune-hematological problems which may arise either due to previous pregnancy, transfusion or transplantation as well as autoimmune diseases.
Battery of tests-
Antibody titration – (Iso-agglutinins ABO) & Rh
extended red cell antigen typing,
Red cell elution and adsorption studies
Infectious disease screening Laboratory
Fully automated 4th generation Chemiluminscence Assay (Abott) for mandatory tests i.e. HIV 1&2, HBsAg and HCV.
ID- NAT facility is also available as an extra safety layer to ensure blood safety. Most trusted technology for molecular testing of blood donors for HIV, HBV and HCV
Red cell Exchange
Peripheral stem cell collection
Immunoadsorption using Specific Columns in ABO incompatible solid organ transplants.
The therapeutic use of apheresis technology is done to remove disease causing substances or blood components and providing supportive and therapeutic solutions using state of the art apheresis equipment. We are involved in advances in transfusion medicine.