Noida hospital finds blood match for baby needing transfusion | Noida News

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Noida: Child PGI helped with the treatment of a two-year-old girl from Meerut, who, doctors said, has a rare blood composition. The child was anaemic, had a stomach infection and dehydration when she was taken to a private hospital in Meerut. The baby needed blood transfusion as her haemoglobin count was 7.6, doctors said.
Since no match could be found at the Meerut hospital, her sample and reports were sent to Child PGI, which has been renamed Postgraduate Institute of Child Health (PICH), by a government order on August 13. The transfusion medicine department managed to provide a compatible blood unit for the baby.
“On August 13 evening, the blood bank got a call from a Meerut hospital and we were told that they were not able to ascertain the blood group or find a compatible sample for a patient. We asked for the child’s reports and sample, which we got the next afternoon,” said Dr Satyam Arora, assistant professor, research and transfusion medicine, Child PGI, Sector 30.
Once those came in, the transfusion medicine department at Child PGI conducted a study and found that the girl had naturally-occurring antibodies against M blood group. “The child was B+ with a clinically significant antibody count against the M group. Our blood bank was able to provide a compatible blood unit for her within a short span of time,” said Dr Arora. He added that the transfusion process was done at the Meerut hospital and the child is doing “better”.
He said if M group blood was given to the girl, she could have had transfusion reaction.
In the past two years, the Noida hospital has helped with 20 such blood transfusion processes and patients were mostly from Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh, and Meerut, officials said. PICH is the only institute in western UP handling such cases. Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and King George’s Medical College and University, Lucknow, are two other such facilities in the state.





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