Department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion medicine is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the transfusion of blood and blood components. Blood Bank is a place where blood is collected from donors, screened, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients. Blood is needed to save precious human lives from accident, burns, heart surgery, organ transplants & patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer & other diseases.

The department of Transfusion Medicine, SVIMS is an expansion of pre-existing Blood Bank catering the needs of a Tertiary Care Hospital, SVIMS at Tirupati. Blood and Blood components are issued for the needy patients at SVIMS and adjacent hospitals, BIRRDS, Goverment Maternity Hospital and other Local Hospitals.

SVIMS is the first one in the A.P.State to Start M.D (Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine) course. Dr.I.S.Chaitanya Kumar and Dr.A.Yasovardhan has joined the course.

  1. Plateletpheresis is done as and when required most of the units have been utilized for Dengue patients and patients undergoing  Gastro Intestinal Surgery.

  2. Considerable units of FFP were supplied for patients undergoing Dialysis and patients requiring Plasmapheresis for Guillain Barre Syndrome.

  3. Leuko Reduction through Buffy coat method has been started from Dec-2009 to increase the safety of the Blood Components.

  4. Efficient Screening of Donor Blood samples are carried out by well trained Technicians; at present IV Generation kits are used for ELISA test.

  5. During 2009 Peripheral Autologous Stem cell Apheresis was done for a young paraplegic patient, who is scheduled for follow up.


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