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.
Problems seen include:
- 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
Managing bleeding disorders arising from platelet/clotting factor deficiency, congenital or acquired
Diagnosis and management of thrombotic disorders
Management of patients with haematological malignancies
Provides routine and specialised haematological investigations