Transfusion Medicine & Blood Bank

Transfusion Medicine & Blood Bank

The Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank at the Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata offers the most advanced transfusion services in Eastern India.


The Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank offers the following facilities for patients and donors

  • Blood donation in a congenial environment with facility of post-donation counselling
  • Availability of blood donor registry for both positive & negative group patients
  • Plateletpheresis, multicomponent collections and therapeutic aphaeresis for indicated patients
  • Availability of leukoreduced blood and blood compunents
  • Blood grouping, cross-matching and antibody screening of all patients by latest automated technology
  • Blood donor screening by both automated chemiluminescence technology & NAT technology
  • Dedicated, regular Quality assurance program ensuring quality, adequacy & safety of blood transfusion
  • Transfusion management of critically ill patients, thalassemia, haemophilia, major surgeries, coagulopathies,
    autoimmune disorders, platelet disorders etc
  • Specialized blood and blood components for paediatric transfusion
  • Dedicated thalassemia clinic
  • Consultancy by Transfusion specialist

Investigation facilities

  • Blood grouping
  • Coombs test: Direct & Indirect
  • Antibody screening & identification
  • Minor phenotyping
  • Resolution of blood group discrepancy
  • Characterization of an antibody with regards to type, subtype, potency, thermal amplitude & specificity
  • Complete serological evaluation of autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Facilities for elution & adsorption of antibodies
  • Screening of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) screening
  • Saliva testing for secretor status
  • Complete work-up of a transfusion reaction

Special procedure facilities

  • Plateletpheresis (Single donor platelet)
  • Plasmapheresis or Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)
  • Therapeutic platelet reduction
  • Leukapheresis
  • Stem cell collection & cryopreservation
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy for management of erythrocytosis

Clinical Team

Dr Sudipta Sekhar Das

Dr Sudipta Sekhar Das

MBBS, MD (Transfusion Medicine), PDCC(Transfusion Medicine)
Transfusion medicine specialist
Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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