Transfusion Medicine






The Mission Hospital, Durgapur (A Unit of Durgapur Medical Centre Pvt. Ltd.) is a 250 bedded, state-of-the-art quaternary care hospital, with cutting edge technology. The Department of Transfusion Medicine & blood centre headed by Dr. Sudipta Sekhar Das, MD & Post-doctoral in Transfusion Medicine & Immunohematology is the one of its kind in this part of India. The is the only blood centre in Eastern India that prepares 100% blood components using the triple & quadruple bag systems. This means that one unit donated by you will save the lives of three or more ailing patients. The centre performs Rh & Kell phenotyping & anti-HBc screening of all donors in addition to the mandatory tests recommended by law. The Department is linked with all the clinical specialties of surgery and medicine and also deals with collections of platelets, plasma, multi-components etc using the latest Apheresis technology. The department provides 24hrsX365 days service to the patient right from investigations, blood component issue, transfusion medicine consultancy and other transfusion related services. This is the only blood bank in this region having a full fledged Immunohematology set-up.

The Department of Transfusion Medicine is always dedicated to the following facilities for its needy patients.
•    Blood donation in a congenial environment with facility of post-donation counselling.
•    Availability of blood donor registry for both positive & negative group patients.
•    Plateletpheresis & multicomponent collection for indicated patients.
•    Therapeutic apheresis: Therapeutic plasma exchange, Therapeutic platelet reduction, Therapeutic leukocyte reduction.
•    Availability of Packed red cells, platelets, plasma, cryoprecipitate, buffy-coat depleted red cells & platelets, leuko-filtered red cells  & platelets ensuring right blood &  right dose to the right patient
•    Blood grouping and antibody screening of all patients by the sensitive Gel Technology
•    Cross-matching of all units by Gel Technology
•     Infectious disease screening (anti-HIV I & II, HBsAg, anti-HBc, anti-HCV syphilis & malaria) using the automated ELISA & recent recommended techniques
•    Dedicated, regular Quality assurance program ensuring quality, adequacy & safety of blood transfusion.
•    Transfusion management of critically ill patients, thalassemia, haemophilia, major surgeries, coagulopathies, autoimmune disorders, platelet disorders etc
•    Affordable thalassemia packages
•    Consultancy by Transfusion specialist

Investigation facilities

  • Direct Coombs test
  • Indirect Coombs test
  • Antibosy screening & identification
  • Minor phenotyping
  • Resoultion of blood discrepancy
  • Characterization of autoantibody with regards to type, subtype, potency, thermal amplitude
  • Specificity for diagnosing Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Facilities for Elution & adsorption of antibodies
  • Screening of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria by Gel technology
  • Complete work-up of transfusion reaction





Dr. Sudipta Sekhar Das

MD(Transfusion Med), PDCC(Transfusion Med)

Head, Dept of Transfusion Medicine

The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal

Phone: +91-9800881721, 0343-3982483


Dr. Ipsita Nag


Junior consultant, Transfusion Medicine

The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal

Phone: +91-9800881649