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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSFUSION MEDICINE

History


1901 - Karl Landsteiner, an Austrian physician, and the most important individual in the field of Blood transfusion, documented the first three human Blood groups (based on substances present on the red Blood cells), A, B and O. 1818 James Blundell, a British obstetrician, performs the first successful transfusion of human blood to a patient for the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. Using the patient's husband as a donor, he extracts approximately four ounces of blood from the husband's arm and, using a syringe, successfully transfuses the wife.


 

Message of the Chair

Dr.S.A.Manimala MD
Professor of Transfusion Medicine
Its is a special feel to introduce the TMD at the TVMCH. We upgraded to a full department in 1992, from a blood bank. Presently we are the regional centre for transfusion medicine for the southern districts, the regional training centre for blood banking and the component centre for entire Tirunelveli district. Welcome.

 

List of Succession of the Department

DR. P.NATARAJAN

1992

1993

DR. N. JAYBALAN

1993

1994

DR. M.SATHIKA

1994

1995

DR. S.JEGANATHAN

1996

1998

DR. A.NARAYANAN

1998

1999

DR. N. JEYABALAN

1999

2002

DR. S.A.MANIMALA

2002

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Statistics of the Department

 

2008

2009

2010

COLLECTION

5623

5951

6069

ISSUES

5251

5969

5784

DONOR CAMPS

68

77

77

CAMP COLLECTION

3254

3928

3331

COMPONENTS

 

 

 

Hospital Services

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Blood grouping and typing
  • Blood cross matching
  • Coombs test (updated method using gel technology now routinely done for all blood cross matches)
  • Coombs cross match
  • Tests for uncommon blood cell antigens and antibodies
  • Antibody titre
  • Screening tests for
  • Hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Venereal diseases
  • Malaria
  • Microfilaria
  • The above mentioned screening tests are mandatory and have been prescribed under the guidance of the Drug Authority of India which is also the licensing authority. 

SPECIAL SERVICES OFFERED : BLOOD COMPONENTS

  • Red Blood Cells
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma
  • Frozen Plasma
  • Platelet concentrates
  • Cryoprecipitate.
  • Platelet rich plasma

Academic Programs

Transfusion Medicine is a multidisciplinary area concerned with the proper use or removal of blood and its components in the treatment or prevention of human disease states. In the last thirty years treatment has evolved from whole blood transfusion to the availability of many different blood components and derivatives. In addition, sophisticated technology now makes it possible to selectively remove blood components from donor or patients by a process called apheresis. While the many choices of blood products have complicated the physician´┐Ż??s decision making process, they have also made haemotherapy more specific and effective. It becomes important that trainees are properly trained in this new specialty, so that they are properly equipped to render special consultant service. The Department trains undertakes training of Pathology Residents in Transfusion Medicine. The short term course involves training and teaching that leads to an awareness of:

  • Transfusion Medicine, as a discipline
  • Historical, teaching, research and clinical responsibilities in Transfusion Medicine 
  • The basic  principles    and   concepts  in   the  Transfusion Medicine
  • Problems in clinical medicine  that are related to transfusion
  • Application  of concepts  and  principles  in  clinical  situations.
  • Motivational  therapeutic  solutions  to transfusion medicine.
  • Transfusion  services  in  the Village, Taluk  and  District Hospitals. Research  in the transfusion  medicine

 


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