Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank)
The Department of Transfusion Medicine at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital has adopted best practices in blood transfusion services. The department provides safe leuko-depleted, Micro-particle Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) tested blood. The Blood Bank is equipped with Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) facility ensuring safety of blood meant for transfusion. Blood utilization is optimized by separating blood into its various components like red cell concentrate, platelet concentrate, fresh frozen plasma and cryo-precipitate. The aim of the department is to promote the use of various components to ensure optimum utilization of blood and also to ensure that the patient receives the safest possible blood by testing for various markers.
Other services offered by the department include Apheresis, Plasmapheresis, and Leukapheresis & Peripheral Stem Cell Harvest.
The Immunohaematology lab is a valuable resource for routine needs.