Patients diagnosed with Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Anemia not only require regular blood transfusion, but close and careful monitoring for iron overload, drug-toxicities, growth, development and psychological well-being. Hence we have developed a dedicated clinic for these conditions.
Blood Transfusion is carried out at our Day-Care facility and the patients are screened at 3-monthly interval for iron overload and transfusion-transmitted infections. They are screened annually for various organ functions. The consultants and junior doctors are available on-site to attend to any emergency that might happen during transfusion. We encourage the use of leucodepleted blood products to reduce the chance of ‘alloimmunisation’.
Patients with thalassemia and sickle cell disease who enrol in our BMT program, require different preparatory measures compared to patients with blood cancer. The clinic is dedicated to specifically take care of this aspect as well.