Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 The concept of the Blood Bank has undergone a sea change over the last three decades and a half with Transfusion Medicine taking over and dealing with the management of blood-related ailments, experts said at a workshop held at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital.
Today immune haematology and transfusion services are inseparable as transfusion medicine encompasses all aspects of transfusion of blood and blood components, Odisha Director, Medical Education and Training Prof. C.B.K.Mohanty said. Maintenance and observation of blood safety were more important, he said, adding a scientific approach to blood transfusion had expanded.
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 said. (UNI)