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Transfusion medicine is a multidisciplinary area concerned with the proper usage of blood and blood components in the treatment of human diseases. Our Blood Bank has been providing dedicated services for almost 22 years.

The motto of the Department of Transfusion medicine is to provide “the right blood to the right patient at the right time”. We are the first in Coimbatore to start Apheresis (collecting only the required blood component) collection since 2003. We perform Blood Transfusion In Coimbatore.

Therapeutic procedures like Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Therapeutic Leuco-cytopheresis, are also performed in our department. According to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), strict adherence to quality control at all phases of Blood Donor Selection, Blood Collection, Screening for Transfusion Transmissible Infections (TTI) and processing of blood, and serological procedures for grouping and typing of blood are followed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the side effects of transfusions of blood?
Generally blood transfusions are considered safe, although there is some chance of complications. During the transfusion or several days or more after it, mild complications and rarely severe ones may occur. Allergic reactions, which could cause hives and itching, and fever, are more common reactions.
Your healthcare provider will recommend that you rest for 24 to 48 hours after your transfusion. You'll just need to contact your healthcare provider to schedule a follow-up visit.
Fever, chills, urticaria (hives), and itching are the more common signs and symptoms. With little to no treatment, most symptoms resolve. A more serious reaction can, however respiratory distress, high fever, hypotension (low blood pressure), and red urine (hemoglobinuria).
Mismatched ABO-system transfusions lead to more or less serious intravascular hemolysis, often even in combination with multi-organ failure and death. This is due to serious antibody reactions between circulating allo-antibodies and mismatched red blood cell antigens (RBC).


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