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Transfusion Medicine & Blood Centre
The Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Centre at Meitra Hospital, established in 2018,is a multidisciplinary department working with blood and blood components in the field of patient blood management and other therapeutic procedures. We follow all the guidelines according to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and strictlyadhereto quality control at all phases of donor selection, donor room procedures, screening and processing of blood, and serological procedures for grouping and typing of blood.Use of blood products is optimized by 94% component separation and good inventory management through regular donor motivation and recruitment program.

Dr.Anu Thomas

Medical officer -Blood Centre, Meitra Hospital

Dr Anu Thomas, Medical Officer – Blood Centre at Meitra Hospital is a prolific doctor with an interest in patient blood management and expertise in Immunohematology and Advanced Red Cell Serology, Apheresis procedures and transfusion support in stem cell and organ transplant recipients.



  • MBBS from AzeeziaInstitute of Medical Science and Research, Kollam (2008 – 2014)
  • MD in Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion (IHBT) from Jubilee Mission Medical College,Thrissur (2016 – 2019)

Languages Known

  • English, Malayalam,Hindi

Research & Publications

Conducted Research on:

  1. “Understanding transfusion reactions – an essential tool as quality indicator” in 2016
  2. “Impact of monitoring quality indicators in blood bank” in 2017
  3. “Impact of iatrogenic blood loss and red cell transfusion in critically ill patients” in 2016-2019.



Areas of interest

  • Immunohematology and Advanced Red Cell Serology
  • Patient Blood Management
  • Apheresis procedures: Plateletapheresis, Granulocyte apheresis,Peripheral Stem cell harvesting
  • Transfusion support in stem cell and organ transplant recipients

Awards & Recognition

  • Awarded First Prize in state level quiz competition, ISBTI Kollam in 2019
  • Awarded Second Prize in oral presentation titled “Impact of monitoring quality indicators in blood bank” at Cochin Haematocon, ISHBT State level in 2017
  • Presented oral papers in National Conference (Transmedcon in 2018) and state conference (ISBTI – Kerala Chapter) in 2017
  • Participated in various national and state conferences

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