Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences,Tirupati

Department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine


Transfusion medicine is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the transfusion of blood and blood components. Blood Bank is a place where blood is collected from donors, screened, typed, separated into components, stored, and prepared for transfusion to recipients. Blood is needed to save precious human lives from accident, burns, heart surgery, organ transplants & patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer & other diseases.

Courses Offered :

=> M.D (Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine)

Projects :

=> Dr.Anju Verma et al carried out a project work on “ The prevalence of Bombay Blood Group in Tirupati Area” which is under publication.

Equipments :

=> Cell Separator - Fresenius - 1 No.
=> Cell Separator - Haemonetics - 1 No.
=> T-ACE Leuko Depletion Machine - 1 No.
=> Automated Hematology Analyzer - 1 No.
=> 40° C Deep Freezer - 1 No.
=> Cardiac Monitor - 1 No.
=> Platelet Agitator/Incubator - 1 No.

Research Activities :

=> Rare Blood Groups – Our Experience”
=> “ Is Reduction of Blood Usage Possible in our Hospital”?
=> “Evidence Based Platelet Therapy”
=> “Stem Cell Apheresis (Peripheral Autologous)”
=> “Expiry of Blood”
=> “Making Blood Safer”
=> “Blood Component therapy in Disseminated Intra vascular Coagulation”
=> “Leuko Reduction”

Future Plans :

=> To maximize the motivation for Voluntary Blood Donation.
=> To carryout project work on “The effects of older Blood/Components in the Recipients”.
=> To arrange the CME Programme on May 20th 2010 involving the Resident Doctors and Local practitioners – proposed topic is “Rational use of Blood”

Department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS)
Tirupati-517 507
Andhra Pradesh


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