Our Haematology division provides an integrated clinico-laboratory-research service with extensive expertise in both adult and paediatric haematology recognised at a national level.
The division is responsible for the provision of:
- a comprehensive range of blood products
- haemopoietic stem-cell products for bone-marrow transplantation
- a bone-marrow biopsy service
- diagnosis and management of blood cell disorders
- testing for and advice on bleeding and clotting disorders
- the coordination of antenatal and perinatal diagnostic testing for red cell antibody related problems.
Medical staff are also responsible for the clinical management of patients with haematological conditions in the five Clinical Units located at the Royal Adelaide Hospital site, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Lyell McEwin Hospital, and the Women's and Children's Hospital.
Haematology also provides a comprehensive range of blood products, haemopoietic stem-cell products for bone-marrow transplantation, a bone-marrow biopsy service, diagnosis and management of blood cell disorders, and the coordination of antenatal and perinatal diagnostic testing for red cell antibody related problems.
On-call clinical consultation phone: 08 8222 3960
Our haematologists are available to provide advice to clinicians on appropriate test selection, procedural techniques, result interpretation, case management and hospital admission.
Consultation clinics occur at each of the five sites. A pre-joint replacement anaemia clinic also operates at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Teaching and research
Staff are involved in educating undergraduate and post graduate medical and scientific personnel. Internationally competitive research is conducted in the areas of acute and chronic leukaemias, myeloma, mesenchymal stem cell and bone biology, regenerative medicine, lymphatic development, haemostasis and molecular regulation of cell death. This research constitutes part of the activities of the Centre for Cancer Biology and the Hanson Institute. The Clinical Units also run an active clinical trial program introducing new therapies into South Australia.
Specialised state services
The division also oversees a number of specialised services to all South Australians:
- State Red Cell Serology Reference Laboratory
The State Red Cell Serology Reference Laboratory provides resolution of difficult compatibility testing problems and the investigation of the immune haemolysis referred by other laboratories.
- State Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Service
All adult patients in South Australia requiring allogenic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation are managed at the Clinical Unit in the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
- Special Haemostasis Laboratory
The Special Haemostasis Laboratory provides services such as the identification of bleeding or clotting tendencies, with particular reference to those caused by hereditary effects.
- State Comprehensive Care Centres for Haemophilia and Thalassaemia
The Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Women's and Children's Units jointly manage all haemophilia and transfusion-dependant thalassaemia patients in the state, coordinating their multidisciplinary needs.
The Transfusion division provides a comprehensive range of blood and blood products for transfusion required by the state metropolitan hospitals as well as those ordered by private practitioners. A comprehensive consultancy service in Transfusion Medicine is available.
|Clinical Director:||Professor Bik To|
|Directorate Manager:||Mario Kyriacou|