Clinical Haematology is branch of clinical medicine which deals with diagnosis and treatment of blood & lymphatic system diseases. It includes benign & malignant (Blood cancer) conditions affecting blood cell and stem cell transplant (Table 1).
Haematology Department at Kokilaben Hospital is one of distinguished tertiary/ referral hospital in Western India with complete haematological services - outpatient clinic, inpatient, laboratory, blood bank & bone marrow transplantation under one roof. There are highly qualified doctors which includes a Clinical Haematologist specialised in haematology, haemato-oncology and bone marrow transplantation, leading the clinical services (Adult & Paediatric) along with a Haemato-Pathologist, supporting in haematopathology services.
In addition we have 24 hour emergency services through which any haematological patient can be evaluated and treated round the clock.
We have advanced haematological laboratory required in diagnosis and follow of haematological conditions. It includes advanced 5 part CBC counter, coagulation tests, HPLC, Bone Marrow Routine with flow cytometry, molecular tests, etc. In addition we also have advanced blood banking services with platelet aphaeresis, leukodepletion, irradiation facilities etc. - essential for high end complete haematological services including bone marrow transplantation. All blood products are NAT tested which assures lowest risk of transmission of infections. We also have all imaging (Scans) modalities including most advanced PET/CT scan for better evaluation of these patients
We have dedicated oncology nurses who are trained to handle chemoetherapy drugs to avoid any errors. We have chemotherapy daycare facility too, which allows us to give chemotherapy on outpatient basis where patient comes in morning and can go back home same day.
As you are aware many haematological diseases like leukaemias, lymphoma, myeloma, aplastic anaemia & thalassemia can be cured by Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT). We are one of very few Bone Marrow Transplant centres in India doing transplants regularly. We have all advanced infrastructures like HEPA filtered rooms, irradiation facility, flow cytometer, molecular labs, etc., and trained experts and nurses required for BMT. So far we have successfully done 28 Bone marrow transplants till Jan 2013.