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Dr. Rajesh Sawant

Consultant-Transfusion Medicine
MD Pathology

Expertise

  • Apheresis techniques including plateletpheresis
  • Therapeutic apheresis techniques like plasma exchange, leukapheresis
  • Peripheral blood stem cell harvests
  • Irradiation and leukodepletion of cellular blood products
  • Quality management in blood banking
  • Internal Audit & Accreditation
  • Advanced Red cell serology
  • HLA typing and Antibody studies in Transplantation
  • Flowcytometry for quality assessment of stem cells and HLA Crossmatching

Services Offered

Routine functioning of Transfusion Medicine Department, Consultations for hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients and donors, Counselling of patients with reference to special transfusion requirements like Phenotype matched blood components, Counselling of patient and family regarding HLA and Immunogenetics related reports and their clinical correlation

Languages spoken

Marathi, Hindi and English

16 years total experience. Has worked at Tata Memorial Hospital and ACTREC, Rajkot Voluntary Blood Bank and Research Centre and Hinduja Hospital

  • Secured first rank at MD Pathology exams- Mumbai University
  • Was awarded the fellowship of the International Society of Blood Transfusion twice (2005 and 2008).
  • Secured "Best Poster Award" twice at the National Conference of Indian Society of Blood transfusion & Immunohematology (ISBTI).
  • Invited as a Referee for 'Transfusion Medicine' – The official journal of the British Blood Transfusion Society for 2007.
  • Completed the Certificate course in 'Clinical Research Methodology' & Professional diploma in clinical research.
  • Awarded the 'Young Scientist Award' by the Indian society of immunohematology and blood transfusion in 2008.
  • Recipient of H D Shourie award in 2012 for significant transfusion to the field of Transfusion Medicine.

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