DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOHAEMATOLOGY & BLOOD TRANSFUSION
Government Medical College Surat
platelet apheresistherapeutic plasma exchange on apheresis

Inception

  • Department came into existence since January 2010.
  • Initially government of Gujarat had sanctioned 3 posts of Professor, Associate Professor & Assistant Professor.
  • IHBT department had MCI nspection on 16th January 2013 for starting degree course of MD (ImmunoHematology & Blood Transfusion) & Letter of Permission [MCI-94(22)/2012-Med/108108/29-03-2013] was given for TWO Post graduates seats from academic year July 2013.
  • IHBT department has been granted MCI recognition in April 2017.

Goal/Objectives

  • To provide safe blood and blood components to the patients admitted in New Civil Hospital, Surat.
  • To develop the department for post graduate students.
  • To increase facilities so as to cater the future needs of the hospital.
  • To Increase the voluntary blood donation activities & goal to achieve near 100% voluntary blood donations.
  • To increase the Annual blood collection by making awareness campaign for blood donors.
  • To start training centre for laboratory technicians for blood banking.

Skill/ Knowledge:

  • To impart knowledge to post graduate students & laboratory technicians.
  • Organise CME, Workshops, Program for voluntary blood donation camp organizers
  • To disseminate knowledge for upgradation of faculties and resident doctors and technical staff of blood bank.
  • Regular participation of Residents in various workshops, CMEs held in various parts of country for upgradation of their skill and knowledge.They will be sent as per their curriculum for rotational training in allied departments & if due to non availability of institutional facilities like BMT, Stem cell transplantation and Hemato-oncology, they will be sent for training to GCRI ahmedabad & IHBT dept Ahmedabad.

Faculty Members

NameDesignationQualification
Dr Amrish N PandyaHead & ProfessorMD (Pathology); DCP
Dr Mayur JaragAssociate ProfessorMD (Pathology)
Dr Jitendra PatelAssistant ProfessorMD (Pathology)
Dr Sangita WadhwaniBlood Transfusion OfficerMBBS; DCP
  1. DR Amrish N Pandya has to his credit 15 research papers. He is UG & PG examiner in VNSGU as well as other universities of Gujarat state, Maharastra & Rajsthan in Pathology & IHBT. He is PhD guide in pathology subject since 2011 & having 5 students registered under him up to 2016.He is a reviewer in pathology & Immunohematology & blood transfusion in some of the pathology journals.
  2. Dr Mayur Jarag , associate professor IHBT joined on 31th august 2012 to his credit 2 research papers & he is registered as PhD student under Dr Amrish Pandya as PhD guide.
  3. Dr Jitendra Patel, Assistant professor, IHBT joined in 24-10- 2011, to his credit 9 research papers. He is interested in aphaeresis procedures, stem cell procedures, He is also interested in technical & quality related aspects of blood banking.
  4. Dr Sangita Wadhwani, Blood transfusion officer, is since 1993 in the field of blood banking & keenly supervising the blood bank.

Residents

Dr Snehal PatelSenior Resident MD (IHBT)
Dr Kruti Raja3rd Year MD (IHBT)
Dr Gopi Dobaria3rd Year MD (IHBT)
Dr Chirag Unagar2nd Year MD (IHBT)
Dr Kamal Patel1st Year MD (IHBT)

PHD Students

Dr Hemali TailorAssociate Professor PathologyMD PathologyPHD degree awarded
Dr Mayur JaragAssociate professor IHBTMD PathologyStudy continue
Dr Deshdipak IdnaniTutor smimer medical collegeDCPPHD degree awarded

Research & Publication

  1. AN Pandya, MM Patel. Relationship of oral cancer with age, sex, site distribution and habits. Indian journal of Pathol and Microbiol. April 2004; 47:195-7.
  2. AN Pandya, N Bagla, MM Patel. Microfilaria in cytology smear: real culprits or trapped accidentally by needles? A study of 10 cases, Correspondence. Cytopathology. December 2005; 16:316-7.
  3. Dr Hemali J Tailor, Dr Amrish Pandya. Clinicohistopathological correlation of Leprosy. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology. 2008; 74(2): 174-6.
  4. AN Pandya, MM Patel. Acute Childhood Leukemia: Our Institutional Experience Regarding Type, Age, Sex Distribution & Laboratory Findings. Indian Medical Gazette. September 2008; 339-42.
  5. AN Pandya, Arpita Nishal, Hemali Tailor. Clear Cell Sarcoma Diagnosis by Fine Needle Aspiration: Cytologic, Histologic and Immunohistological features- Literature Review- a case report. Indian medical gazette. December 2009; 489-92.
  6. AN Pandya, RD Patel, Pinal Shah, Prashant J Patel. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of breast, importance of differentiation from collagenous spherulosis by FNAC - A Case report. Journal of Cytology. April 2010; 27(2):69-70.
  7. AN Pandya, Arpita Nishal, Hemali tailor. A Case of Malignant Low Grade Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma and Review of the Literature. Natl J Community Med. May 2011; 2(1):152-4.
  8. AN Pandya, Arpita Nishal, Hemali tailor. Invasive micro papillary carcinoma of the breast: a case Report. Natl J Community Med. May 2011; 2(1):155-7.
  9. AN Pandya, MM Patel, Jigna Modi. Cervical Pap smear study and its utility in cancer screening, to specify the strategy for cervical cancer control in our set up. Natl J Community Med. May 2011; 2(1):49-51.
  10. Pandya AN, Shah NP. Comparative evaluation of Robinson’s Cytological grading with Elston and Ellis’ Nottingham Modification of Bloom Richardson Histopathology Grading for Breast carcinoma. Natl J Community Med. 2012; 3(3): 491-51.
  11. Amrish pandya,Tejas Patel, Neelam Shah. Comparative utility of Bone Marrow Aspiration and Bone marrow Biopsy. Journal of evolution of medical and dental science. December-2012; Vol.1, issue 6,: 987-93.
  12. Pandya AN, Neelam Shah. Breast fine needle aspiration cytology reporting: a Study of application of probabilistic approach. Indian Medical Gazette.2013.
  13. Patel J, Nishal A, Pandya A, Patel P, Wadhwani S. Factors influencing yield of platelet aphaeresis using continuous flow cell separator. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2013; 2:323-326.
  14. Deepshikha Dave1, Amrish N. Pandya2: COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FOUR HEMATOLOGY ANALYZERS : J of Evolution of Med and Dent Sci/ eISSN- 2278-4802,pISSN-2278-4748/Vol.3/Issue12 /Mar 24,2014:3107-13.
  15. Dr A N Pandya,Dr Manik Agarwal,Dr Deepshikha Dave: RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH AS A SCREENING TOOL IN CLASSIFYING MICROCYTIC HYPOCHROMIC ANEMIAS. J.of evolution of med and Dent Sci/eISSN-2278-4802,pISSN-2278-4748/vol.3/issue /june 2014; 6559-65
  16. Patel Jitendra N, Nishal Arpita J. Single Donor Platelet versus Random Donor Platelet concentrates in patients with thrombocytopenia – our experience. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2009;1(2):121-35.
  17. Jitendra Patel, B M Jha, Bhavna Gamit, Kunal J Prajapati. Hemoglobin E disorders in South Gujarat – A study of 35 cases. National Journal of Community Medicine 2012;3(1):66-70.
  18. Jitendra Patel, B M Jha, Arpita Nishal, Shailesh Lavana, Ritesh Shah, Reena Dudhat. Haemoglobin A2 Level – A comparative study between patients with malaria and healthy individuals. National Journal of Medical Research 2012;2(1):63-66.
  19. B M Jha, Mubin Patel, Komal Patel, Jitendra Patel. A study on cervical Pap smear examination in patients living with HIV. National Journal of Medical Research 2012;2(1):81-84.
  20. Jha BM, Shah R, Patel J. Effectiveness of image guided fine needle aspiration cytology in cases of deep seated lesions. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2013; 2:465-468.
  21. Patel J, Nishal A, Pandya A, Patel P, Wadhwani S. Factors influencing yield of platelet aphaeresis using continuous flow cell separator. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2013; 2:323-326.
  22. Snehal Patel, Jitendra Patel, Arpit Patel, A. N. Pandya, Kruti Raja, Gopi Dobariya, Sangita Wadhwani, Mayur Jarag. The Study of Deferred Blood Donors at Tertiary Level Hospital Based Blood Bank of South Gujarat. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; Vol. 4, Issue 27, April 02; Page: 4590-4598.
  23. Rakesh P. Pimpaldara, Arpit C. Patel, Jitendra Patel, Snehal Patel, A. N. Pandya, Sangita Wadhwani. A Study of Irregular Antibodies in 200 Multi-Transfused Patients. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; Vol. 4, Issue 73, September 10; Page: 12659-12667, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2015/1825
  24. Arpit C Patel, Jitendra Patel, Snehal G Patel, Gopi Dobariya, Kruti Raja, Amrish N Pandya. The study of platelet volume indices in platelet aphaeresis procedure: an experience of 271 platelet aphaeresis procedures. National Journal of Medical Research July September 2015; 5(3): 207-10.

Posters presented by residents in national & international Conferences

Awards and Rewards: (Department & staff members)

  • 2nd prize - highest voluntary blood collection in government blood banks - year 2009-10.
  • Received trophy from Thalessemia awareness program Gujarat to provide free blood to thalessemia patients during year 2013-14.
  • Gradulally annual blood collection is increasing to cater needs of New Civil Hospital Surat.
  • 3rd year resident -Dr Arpit Patel got runner up award for his poster presentation (Platelet volume indices & platelet apheresis) in Annual National Conference of ISTM at Ahmedabnad (14th - 16th November 2014).

Blood Bank License

  • FDA License No: G-710 which is valid upto 31/12/2016.
  • Download link - FDA licence
  • FDA Licence renewal application done on 24/11/2016. Renewal inspection done on 20/01/2017. Renewal of licence is awaited.
  • Average blood units consumed daily: 48 blood units (year 2016).
  • Facilities of blood components available:Yes

Annual collection of blood units Voluntary donation

No.YearsCampAnnual collection of blood units Voluntary donationApharesis unitsTotal blood unit issued% of component
12010736002831156992
22011936243691201389
32012887470331464690
42013877017641479791
5201412710533611896690
620151099095571679588
7201613210280191746091
82017 (upto 31/03/17)38305219586499

Annual data of different tests done for patients

No.YearsBlood GroupCross MatchCoombs test
12013174171468814688
22014185711891818918
32015173751669716697
42016174471729317293
52017 (upto 31/03/17)450059034500

Therapeutic plasma exchange

* Total 50 apheresis procedures done for Therapeutic plasma exchange of 11 patients (including one pediatric patient of 11 years) of New Civil Hospital, Surat till date.

Hemovigilance data

* Enrolled in Pharmacovigilance (Haemovigilance) programme of India since - 2014

* Reported no

Sr No.YearsBlood Transfusion ReactionAdverse Donor Reaction
12014030
22015060
32016090
420170008

Teaching Facilities available: Infrastructure & audio visual equipments

  1. Seminar Room (50 seats capacity)
  2. LCD projector
  3. Interactive white magnetic teaching board
  4. Digital visual presenter
  5. Digital Camera
  6. Computers with internet facility
  7. Department Library (Having latest advanced books & journals)
  8. Immunohaematology lab
  9. Laptops
  10. PG Research Lab
  11. Demonstration Room
  12. Store

Services provided:

  1. Blood components
  2. Apheresis - Single Donor Platelet & Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  3. Column Agglutination Technique (Gel System)
  4. TTI lab – ELISA
  5. Sterile Connecting Device
  6. Leucocyte Reduced blood products
  7. Computerised barcode enabled blood bank database management software
  8. Therapeutic plasmapheresis
  9. Voluntary Blood donation camps
  10. Irregular antibody screening & Identification.
  11. Donor calling facilities by sending system generated SMS.
  12. Antenatal Rh clinic [near future]
  13. Day care centre for thalassemia patients[near future]
  14. Mobile blood donor van

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Blood bank has valid license upto December 2016 (No.G710)
  • IHBT department is having NABH accredited Blood Bank (since 28th December 2010, 2nd government hospital based blood bank all over India) with above mentioned facilities. Recent accreditation extended upto December 2016.
  • Department blood bank is collecting >90 % blood units from voluntary blood donors.
  • Department blood bank is preparing > 85 % blood components of total blood collection.
  • Round the clock Platelet aphaeresis service for needy patients & blood bank has done >300 platelet apheresis (SDP) procedures till date.
  • As per NACO, NBTC, GSACS,GSCBT and government Gujarat policies, blood bank provides free blood and blood products to patients of thalessemia,coagulation disorders and other diseases as per directive.
  • Hemovigilance program started April 2014.
  • The department regularly participate in IQC & EQAS (BEQAS-Jaipur; Red cross Mumbai & CMC vellore) to minimize Blood Transfusion Reactions in hospital, Donor adverse reactions in voluntary blood donation camps & in house facility.
  • Donor feedback forms filling & maintaining Turn around time for blood bank procedures by employing Standard operative procedures.

NABH Quality Indicators

UG/PG Courses Offered with their syllabus

  1. MD (IHBT)
  2. Diploma in blood bank technology (in near future)DBBT for technicians.

Theory papers: Each paper of 100 Marks (Under VNSGU)

  • Paper I Basic applied aspects related to Transfusion Medicine
  • Paper II Immunohaematology, immunogenetics, and applied serology
  • Paper III Blood donor organization, Technology of components, clinical hemotherapy.
  • Paper IV Recent advances & technology

Practical examination (600 marks)

Laboratory and clinical skills: Minimum of 6 exercises (stations) covering all aspects of Transfusion Medicine. Some examples are as under.

  • Blood donor / apheresis donor selection
  • Component processing
  • Immunohematology,
  • Antenatal serology
  • Transfusion reaction management
  • Quality control of reagents, equipment, components
  • Coagulation testing,
  • Basic hematology tests,
  • Transfusion transmitted infection screening
  • Stem cell transplantation

Previous years university theory papers

Teaching schedule of post graduate student

Time
Day09:00 am - 01:00 pm01:00 pm - 02:00 pm02:00 pm - 03:30 pm03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
MondayRotational postingRecessRotational postingLecture
TuesdayJournal Reading
WednesdayLecture
ThursdaySeminar
FridayCase presentation
Saturday

Post graduate lecture topics

  1. Drug & Cosmatic Act
  2. Guidelines to set up new blood bank & Model Blood Bank
  3. Research Methodology
  4. ABO blood group system
  5. Rh blood group system
  6. Basics of Immunohematology & Blood transfusion
  7. Coombs test
  8. Compatibility Testing
  9. Donor Blood Collection 1
  10. Donor Blood Collection 2
  11. Blood Product QC
  12. Reagent QC
  13. QC of ELISA
  14. Urine Examination
  15. Accreditation of the Bloodbank
  16. MSBOS
  17. Clinical Transfusion Practice
  18. RCA OF failed test results
  19. Point of care testing in transfusion medicine
  20. Peripheral Smear Examination
  21. Hemolytic Anemia
  22. Hemoglobinopathies
  23. IDA
  24. Megaloblastic Anemia
  25. Coagulation Disorders
  26. Malaria
  27. Automation in hematology
  28. FDA inspection crieteria
  29. Equipment QC
  30. Quality Manual and document control - NABH
  31. Donor notification of abnormal finding
  32. Recipient & donor hemovigilance
  33. TQM, EQAS, GMP - applications in transfusion medicine
  34. TRIM
  35. DLI

CME & Workshop Done by the IHBT department:

Sr NoDateCME Topic
108/03/2013Rational use of blood & clinical Transfusion Practice (With MCI credit hour)
227/06/2014Workshop for Camp organizers & Donor Motivators
306/08/2014Wet workshop of Immunohaematology
401/08/2014, 05/08/2014, 01/08/2014Clinical Residents training
507/07/2015, 10/07/2015Clinical Residents training
628/10/2015Workshop for Camp organizers & Donor Motivators
708/02/2016CME of Transfusion Medicine
812/04/2016CME of Transfusion Medicine

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