DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOHAEMATOGY & BLOOD TRANSFUSION

 

1. GOAL

The goal of Immunohaematology & Blood Transfusion/Transfusion Medicine is to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of blood banking including related National policy, regulation & guideline, Blood transfusion practice and stem cell therapy to the post graduate student to achieve competence and expertise that will allow the resident to function as a blood bank/transfusion medicine expert. This is achieved through three years of study.

 

2. OBJECTIVES :

To create awareness regarding safe and judicious use of blood among the clinicians and to promote voluntary blood donation in the society.

 

3. HEAD OF DEPARTMENT’S MESSAGE:

The department of Immunohaematology & Blood Transfusion was made as an offshoot or a specialization from the branch of Pathology in 2005, in order to provide didactic education & practical training in all aspects of blood transfusion technology, to develop the knowledge required to analyze Immunohaematological problems, to provide experience in blood centre policies such as donor recruitment, collection, preservation, administration of blood & blood components and to educate other medical personnels regarding the judicious use of blood.

The department of Immunohaematology & Blood Transfusion is recognized by Medical Council of India and is the fourth centre in India to start a postgraduate course in the subject. Every year 2 post graduate students are admitted to the course. This sort of a centre was the need of the hour for the Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad with attached medical college, where all speciality and superspeciality courses are running. The department of IHBT (Blood Bank) is essential for the Medical College to run different types of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The department is situated in B-2 ward of Civil Hospital covering an area of approximately 6000 sq ft.

The blood bank has been allotted MODEL BLOOD BANK status by NACO and is a Training Centre for Blood Bank Medical Officers, Technicians, Nursing Staff, Counselors as well as Blood Storage Centre staff.

It is the FIRST GOVERMENT BLOOD BANK IN THE COUNTRY TO ACHIEVE NABH Accreditation in 2010.

It is my humble request to all to donate blood regularly at our centre so that needy patients of Civil Hospital never ever feel the shortage of blood.

Dr M D Gajjar

4. FACILITIES IN THE DEPARTMENT

The following facilities are available in the department:

  1. Blood grouping and antibody screening of all patient’s coming to Civil Hospital.
  2. Bleeding of donors (Voluntary & Replacement).
  3. Testing of all bags according to the 5 mandatory tests as guided by the FDA i.e. HIV I & II, HCV, HBsAg, tests for syphilis and peripheral smear for malarial parasite.
  4. Component preparation & storage –
  • Red cell concentrate ( PCV )
  • Platelet concentrate ( PC )
  • Fresh frozen plasma ( FFP )
  • Cryoprecipitate
  • Saline washed red cells
  • Leuco reduced red cells

5. Compatibility testing and issue of blood & blood components as per demand

  1. Issue of packed red cells to thalassemia patient’s.
  2. Issue of fresh frozen plasma (for factors) to hemophiliac patients.
  3. Conducting Voluntary blood donation camps.
  4. Direct and Indirect Coomb’s test.
  5. Newborn baby grouping.
  6. Apheresis/ Plasma exchange/ Plateletpheresis procedures

5. SUBJECT CURRICULUM

1. Blood Donation

2. Immunohaematology

3. Component preparation

4. Transfusion Transmitted Diseases and their testing methods

5. Conducting of blood donation camps

6. Blood stock management

7. Equipment management

8. Quality Assurance in all aspects of blood banking

6. EXAMINATION PATTERN

Gujarat University conducts Theory and Practical examination every year in April-May.

7.TEACHING STAFF INFORMATION

Name

Designation

Degree

Working Since

Experience in Blood Bank

Dr. M.D.Gajjar

Pro& HOD / In charge/Medical Director

MBBS, M.D. Path & Bact

22 Years

15 Years

Dr.Nidhi Bhatnagar

Associate Professor/Quality Manager

MBBS, DCP(Path & Bact)MD(Pathology)

15 Years

8 Years

Dr.Mamta Shah

Asst. Professor/Technical Manager

M.D (Patho)

13 Years

4 Years

Dr. Sangita Shah

Asst. Professor/Deputy Technical Manager

MBBS, M.D

15 Years

4 Yea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. NON TEACHING STAFF INFORMATION

1

Mr. A.S.Bhatt

Lab Technician(B.J.M.C)/

Store Incharge

B.SC, M.L.T

29 Years

29 Years

2

Mr. S.D.Raghu

Lab Technician(B.J.M.C)

B.SC. M.L.T

25 Years

8 Years

3

Arati .B.Mehta

Lab Technician(B.J.M.C)

Technical Supervisor (TTI)

BSC,MSC(Medi),D.M.L.T

27 Years

8 Years

4

Harsha .B.Parmar

Lab Technician(B.J.M.C)

Technical Supervisor (Crossmatch)

B.SC, M.L.T

16 Years

14 Years

5

Mr. A.V.Pandav

Lab Technician(C.H.A)

S.Y.B.SC,M.L.T

24 Years

15 Years

6

Mr. L.R.Pandav

Lab Technician(C.H.A)

S.Y.B.SC(C.B),B.A(Eng)M.L.T

24 Years

8 Years

7

Mr.N.A.Pathan

Lab Technician (C.H.A)

F.Y.B.SC,M.L.T, D.C.E

22 Years

8 Years

8

MS Rashmika Patel

Lab Technician(NACO)

B.SC, M.L.T

3 Years

2 Years

9

Vandna .D.Patel

Lab Technician(NACO)

B.Sc. Chemistry,M.L.T

4 Years

3 Years

10

Vasim R.Pathan

Lab Technician(U.N .Mehta)

T.Y.BSC, M.L.T

5 Years

3 Years

11

Mrudula P.Parmar

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

BSC (Chemistry),M.L.T

7 Years

5 Years

12

Rashmi S Shah

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

BSC, Medical Lab,Techn

6 Years

4 Years

13

Amit C Patel

Lab Technician(U.N .Mehta)

B.SCwith(Chemistry),M.L.T

6 Years

6 Years

14

Vaishali D Shah

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

B.SC, M.L.T

3 Years

2 Years

15

Kirit Parmar

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

B.SC,M.L.T

7 Years

7 Years

16

Sweety Patel

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

B.SC(Micro) M.L.T

4 Years

3 Years

17

Swati Patel

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

BSC (Micro)D.M.L.T

8 Years

7 Years

18

Ms Falguni Bhavsar

Lab Technician(NACO)

B.SC, M.L.T

4 Years

3 Years

19

Manisha .N.Parmar

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

BSC, M.L.T,

Standard Bachlar M.L.T

8 Years

6 Years

20

Dushyant G Soni

 

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

 

M.L.T, B.SC, H.S.C

3 Years

2 Years

21

Gaurang P Shah

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

D.M.L.T, B.SC (Chem)

6 Years

2 Years

22

Sanjay D Vaghela

Lab Technician(U.N. Mehta)

Technical Supervisor (Donor Area)

B.SC(Chem),C.MLT

4 Years

2 Years

23

B G Shrimali

Lab Assistant( Red Cross)

S.S.C

38 Years

21 Years

24

Binal Maheriya

Lab Assistant( Red Cross)

B.SC

2 Years

2 Years

25

Litton P. Christian

Lab Assistant(CHA Contract Base)

B. Sc(Chem)

4 Month

4 Month

26

Namrata S. Patiwala

Lab Technician (CHA Contract Base)

B. Sc(Micro Biology) M.L.T

3 Month

3 Month

27

Tahir F. Mafat

Lab Technician (CHA Contract Base)

B. Sc(Chem)

M.L.T

2 Month

2 Month

28

Sahena A. Bobdiwala

Lab Assistant (CHA )

B.Sc (Micro Biology) M.L.T

 

14 Day

29

Keta G. Pathak

Lab Technician (B.J.M.C)

M.Sc (Micro Biology) ML.T

 

2 Month

30

Nagin Rathwa

Lab Assistant (CHA )

B.Sc (Chemistry)P.G.M.L.T

2 Year

15 Day

31

Ghanshyam S. Solanki

Lab Assistant (B J Medical College)

M.Sc (MicroBiology)M.L.T

 

6 Day

32

Atharv Lalani

Lab Assistant (CHA)

M.L.T

4 Month

4 Month

33

Mona Kathiriya

Lab Assisant (CHA)

M.L.T

1 Month

1 Month

34

Siddhi Thakkar

Lab Assistant (CHA)

M.L.T

2 Month

2 Month

35

Monali C. Chauhan

Lab Assistant (CHA)

M.Sc (MicroBiology)M.L.T

1 Month

2 Day

36

Ashwin B. Prajapati

Lab Assistant (CHA)

M.Sc (MicroBiology)M.L.T

3 Month

2 Day

37

M. V. Shah

Staff Nurse

R.N.R.M Staff Nurse

21 Years

3 Years

38

L. R. Parmar

Staff Nurse

B.P.N.A Staff Nurse

 

16 Years

3 Years

39

J. H. Gohil

Staff Nurse

R.N.R.M, B.A.,B.Ed.Staff Nurse

25 Years

2 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.OPD DAY & EMERGENCY DAY

The Department of IHBT is working round the clock 365 days.