Haematology

Haematology is the study of blood formation and the diseases that can occur when this process goes wrong. The delivery of haematology services includes the enumeration and examination of blood cells, the determination of blood groups, compatibility testing of blood for transfusion and genetic and molecular studies.

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The Department exists to provide comprehensive clinical and laboratory services to all patients with blood diseases, to teach the science of this subject to students and physicians and biologists and strive to enhance both these aspects through research and development. This includes leukemia, some forms of anemia (like Sickle Cell) and congenital (from birth) diseases like thalassaemia and hemophilia.
Problems seen include:
General Haematology

  • Thalassaemia – a genetic problem with the blood
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes such as aplastic anemia.
  • Blood cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas (cancer affecting lymph nodes) and multiple myeloma.
  • Bleeding disorders like hemophilia and platelet related disorders.
  • Treating hemoglobinopathies
  • Nutritional and haemolytic anaemia
  • Auto-immune haematological disorders
  • Primary and secondary marrow failures
  • Problems arising from transfusion of blood
  • Blood products and haematological disorders associated with other systemic diseases

Coagulation
Managing bleeding disorders arising from platelet/clotting factor deficiency, congenital or acquired
Diagnosis and management of thrombotic disorders

Haemato-Oncology
Management of patients with haematological malignancies
Provides routine and specialised haematological investigations