Bhubaneswar, December 21 (LocalWire): The emergence of Transfusion Medicine has brought a sea change in the concept of the blood bank and has taken over the management of blood-related ailments during the last 35 years.
“Immunohematology and transfusion services are inseparable as transfusion medicine encompasses all aspects of transfusion of blood and blood components,” Medical Education and Training director with the Health and Family Welfare department Prof. CBK Mohanty said.
Speaking at the workshop held here on Saturday, he further stated that maintenance and observation of blood safety were a more important and scientific approach to blood transfusion had expanded over the years.
Transfusion medicine, also known as transfusiology, which began in the USA in 1987 is the branch of medicine that is now playing an important role in patient care, he stated.
Prof. Mohanty was speaking as the chief guest at the Workshop and Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on the subject ‘Expanding Frontiers of Immunohematology’.
The workshop was also addressed by State Blood Transfusion Council director Dr. Bimala Prava Sahoo.