KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

History:

The Department of Transfusion Medicine ( originally The Bombay Municipal Blood Centre – Shantilal Mathuradas Blood Centre) of Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital came into existence on 1st January 2009, with the main objective of starting Postgraduate course in Transfusion Medicine, and also providing quality medical care to patients by dispensing safe blood and blood components , performing therapeutic procedures, advanced apheresis procedures , keeping pace with the recent developments and advances in Transfusion Medicine and discharging its responsibility to voluntary blood donors. The postgraduate course (M.D. Transfusion Medicine) started in the year 2010. At the time of establishment of the department following were the faculty :

  • Dr. Jayashree Sharma: Professor and Head
  • Dr. Charusmita Modi: Associate Professor
  • Dr. Swarupa Bhagwat: Assistant Professor

This has widened the horizons of “blood banking” from a mere support service to an academic department keeping pace with the ever-expanding field of transfusion medicine.

Our blood bank is the largest blood bank in Mumbai and one of the largest blood centres in Asia. More than 36,000 units of blood are collected annually and separated into components: Red Cell Concentrates, Plasma, Platelet Concentrates and Cryoprecipitate. It is associated with the National Plasma Fractionation Centre (NPFC), an autonomous institute located in K.E.M. Hospital, which manufactures plasma products like albumin, immunoglobulins and coagulation factor concentrates.

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