Day care chemotherapy center is located in A Block 3rd floor and has 12 beds. All rooms are fitted with modern amenities including regulated air-conditioning, using a highly energy saving system. There are 80-120 patients attend the day care daily for various procedures such as - administration of chemotherapy, dressing of central venous devices access (PICC, Hickman's and Jugular line), venous access insertion/removal, lumbar puncture, bone marrow aspiration, Ketamine anaesthesia for children for BM/LP, skin biopsy, thoracentesis, phlebotomy, blood sampling and administration of blood and blood products. Donor lymphocyte infusion, blood cultures are taken for neutropenic patients followed by administration of antibiotics.
Apheresis is the process of extracting blood components with the help of an apheresis machine. Anticoagulated blood is pumped into the apheresis machine and the desired fraction is collected based on density. The remaining elements are returned to the donor (or patients) by intermittent or continuous flow.
Apheresis is performed for the following components