Hematology services are available on the outpatient basis and in specialty clinics for hemophilia, thrombophilia, stem cell transplantation, thalassemia and leukemias. All patients are managed on predetermined protocols after detailed investigations. Department has specialized laboratories, which perform extensive state of the art investigations for leukemias, bleeding disorders, hemoglobinopathes and anemias.
In Patient Treatment
The hematology department has treated an increasing number of patients of leukemias, aplastic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, lymphomas, myelodysplastic syndrome, hemophilia, multiple myeloma and various other hematological disorders as indoor patients. In the past year, 20 allogeneic transplants were performed successfully. The department also has a Day Care Centre for chemotherapy, procedures and blood product transfusions for hematological patients.
General ward patients 547 (C2, Hematology ward and others)
Private ward patients 378
DAY CARE CENTER
Department has a six bedded day care unit to provide blood transfusion support for all hematology patients such as aplastic anemia, thalassemia and myelodysplastic syndrome and Factor therapy for hemophilia patients, platelet support and fresh frozen plasma/ cryoprecipitate for patients with platelet function defects and rare factor deficiencies.
In addition bone marrow aspirate, biopsies, intra-thecal and intravenous chemotherapy are given in the daycare to leukemia and lymphoma patients. Monoclonal antibody therapy, growth factor support, minor procedures like central line placement, removal etc are performed here. Other important hematological procedures like phlebotomy for polycythemia vera, chelation for iron overload are undertaken here on a daily basis.
Census of April 2008 to March 2009 of Hematology Day Care Centre
|Month||Blood Transfusions||Bone Biopsy & Bone Marrow Aspirates||Chemo therapy||IT||Other procedures||Total Admission|
Clinical Apheresis Procedures
Single Donor Platelets (SDP) 870
Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection 19
Plasma pheresis 2