Transfusion Medicine

The Department of Transfusion Medicine at Citizens Specialty Hospital is fully equipped with the latest techniques for safely transfusing blood and blood components to patients. The department fully -complies with the national and international standards for storing, ordering, and transfusing blood. In addition, the department has a validated checklist to prevent donor reactions and possible adverse events during transfusion.

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Transfusion medicine is a procedure that involves the transfusion of blood and blood components. It is a life-saving procedure. The blood or its components are ordered and transfused appropriately and safely. The aspects that fall under the spectrum of transfusion medicine are blood donation, immunohematology, laboratory testing for transfusion-transmitted diseases, therapeutic apheresis, patient blood management, cellular therapy, stem cell collections, and coagulation.

Some of the general guidelines for blood donation are:

  • The age should be between 18 and 60 years.
  • Hemoglobin should not be less than 12.5 mg/dL.
  • The pulse rate should be between 50 and 100 beats per minute, with no irregularities.
  • The systolic blood pressure should be between 100 and 180 mm Hg, while the diastolic blood pressure should be between 50 and 100 mm Hg.
  • The person should not have received hepatitis B immunoglobulin or has not been treated for rabies during the past one year.
  • During the past six months, the person should not have undergone major surgery, received blood or blood components, or had skin or ear piercings.
  • The person should not have undergone malaria treatment during the past three months.

Some of the conditions that require blood or blood component transfusions are:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Catastrophic Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome /AIDP
  • Hypergammaglobulinemia/Hyperviscosity syndrome
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Renal Transplant and Hyperleukocytosis
  • Severe Aplastic Anemia and Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Severe Neutropenia unresponsive to antibiotics therapy
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Types of blood transfusions include red blood cell transfusions, platelet transfusions, and plasma transfusions.