MD - Transfusion Medicine

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Transfusion medicine is the faction of medical science that incorporates every feature of the transfusion of blood and blood elements.

Transfusion medicine is the faction of medical science that incorporates every feature of the transfusion of blood and blood elements including characteristics linked to unforeseen or unwanted consequences following the curative use of blood produce. It covers concerns of immunohematology, blood donation, and lab testing for infections propagated through blood transfusion, supervision and control of clinical transfusion methods, therapeutic apheresis, patient blood superintendence, cellular therapy, obtaining stem cell samples, and coagulation. Laboratory supervision and acknowledgement of governmental laws associated with blood produce are also a huge chunk of the domain. In most nations, transfusion medicine experts provide a specialized verdict on incompatible transfusions, extensive transfusions, and responsible use of specific blood therapy like the use of irradiated blood. Transfusion committees are established inside hospitals to make sure that secure transfusion practices like agreement with rules and guidelines, reviewing transfusion feedback and supervision of blood supply take place. These committees are headed by transfusion medicine experts. Transfusion Medicine has now risen as a unique practice that is not restricted to the blood banks but has arrived at the subject’s bedside.  The past few decades have seen accelerated technological progress which has altered the range and situation of transfusion medicine assistance. Transfusion medicine is a unique field in various regards: It connects both straightforward and complicated features of patient attention, it links a lot of the common practices in medical disciplines, and it is exercised in contexts as diverse as a neighbourhood blood facility and a hospital transfusion assistance.

One of the principal goals of the course is to render theoretical and practical education in all factors of transplantation and transfusion technology so as to produce skilled personnel in the profession who could provide well-organized blood transfusion assistance in the numerous hospitals and medical colleges in the nation. This academic curriculum provides coaching in all phases of transfusion medicine comprising blood centre administration, therapeutic and donor apheresis,  patient transfusion service, haemophilia and thalassaemia management, viral screening and immunohematology. The trainees undergo thorough instruction in operating large hospital-based transfusion assistance. The course is proper in training medical and para-medical staff in relevant areas and to operate as an apex medical practitioner in the country in this field. The course provides both the occasion for and proper direction in, producing an investigative design. The knowledge is not only priceless to those attempting educational careers; it benefits all scholars to critically evaluate new advancements and acknowledge the role of research in the field. The program is helpful to present both an extensive public subjectivity to diverse encounters and abundant chances to improve investigative, clinical and teaching skills. Course curriculum includes subjects such as the history of transfusion medicine, emergency medicine, management of blood donation and preparation of blood components, the scientific basis of transfusion, transfusion of blood components, haematology and oncology,  general surgical support, blood substitutes,  adverse effects of blood transfusion neonatology and paediatrics transfusion, therapeutic apheresis and phlebotomy, the function of regional blood service and hospital transfusion service medico-legal consideration. 
MD- Blood Transfusion is a 3-year full-time course for which applicants should have acquired an MBBS degree with a minimum of 50% marks and a mandatory  1- year internship/house-surgeoncy from a Medical Council of India (MCI) recognised institution. Some of the premier institutes also conduct an entrance examination followed by counselling for admission. The main job sectors for a practitioner who completed MD-Blood Transfusion are, govt. healthcare services, hospitals, colleges & universities, military services and private clinics as blood bank technologist, clinical associate, laboratory auxiliary specialist, professor, medical officer etc.