The aim was to develop comprehensive haematology services for patients with the entire range of haematological diseases. In beginning therefore, the emphasis was on establishing technology and standardizing practices related to management of anemias, haemostatic disorders, transfusion medicine and the care of people with haematological malignancies in a way that was not available in the country. The challenge was to introduce state of the art protocols for care, for patients with acute leukemias and those requiring stem cell transplants.


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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:

Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Stem Cell Transplantation Some patients with blood cancers and other diseases (thalassemia, aplastic anaemia etc.) are treated with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. This is also known as bone marrow transplantation. Haematopoietic stem cells are the cells from which all other types of blood cells can be formed. These stem cells are produced in the bone…


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Significant advances have been made in understanding the biology of leukemia over the last few decades. This has translated to recognition of novel targets for therapy, novel therapeutic options and targeted therapy which have in turn significantly improved the clinical outcomes of patients with leukemia. Unfortunately, there is limited data and contribution from India in…

Haemoglobin and Red cell Disorders

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Nutritional Anaemias And Disorders Of Iron Metabolism: Anaemia is a major public health issue in India today. The figures for anaemia among women and children of India are truly staggering. It is estimated that more than half of all Indian women and ¾th of Indian children suffer from anaemia. The major causes for anaemia include…