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Regional Training Center - Pakistan
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Regional Training Center - Pakistan


About

The Regional Training Center (RTC) program is funded by the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), which enables long-term partnerships between emerging centers in economically developing countries and mentoring centers in the high-income countries.

 

Through this program, the National Institute of Blood Disease and Bone Marrow Transplantation in Karachi, Pakistan is an emerging center collaborating with the Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine of the University of Medicine Greifswald, in Greifswald, Germany as a mentor center. The six-years program will include training professionals involved in the Thrombosis and Hemostasis field, enabling the exchange of students and teachers among the institutions involved, develop educational courses, internships and partnerships in research projects.

 
The program has three levels of two years of collaboration, progress and advancement. To advance to the next level, the center in training must send an annual report to ISTH, detailing activities and programs in progress. After successfully completing the 6-years’ program, the developing center will be classified by the ISTH as a "Regional Training Center", being able to act as a mentor for other emerging centers and region

 

Aim

This RTC aims to improve patient care by expanding their current expertise in the diagnosis of plasmatic clotting disorders to platelet functional disorders. Thus allowing a systematic diagnostic approach to characterize the platelet phenotype using the immunofluorescence method. In addition, by applying their knowledge on genotyping to identify mutations in the index cases and use them in the prenatal screening program for the prevention of these diseases.

 


What Does the Emerging Center at the National Institute of Blood Disease and Bone Marrow Transplantation Do?

 

Area of Expertise

  • Thrombosis and Hemostasis

 

Research topics

  • Characterization of the platelets by immunofluorescence using a blood smear
  • Characterize new platelet disorders

 

Research projects

  • Establishing diagnosis of platelet disorders from a blood smear
  • Fixing and immunofloresence microscopy to learn about platelet functional disorders screening

 

 

Program and Partnership Projects

 

 

Visiting Professorships

  • Dr. Borhani visiting the mentor center

 

Participating Institutions

The Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine of the University of Medicine Greifswald, Germany National Institute of Blood Disease and Bone Marrow Transplantation
The department of Immunology and transfusion medicine is a department withing the Greifswald University Medical Center. The Greifswald University Medical Center has its origins in the founding of the university on October 17, 1456, with which the Faculty of Medicine was also founded. Today, the Greifswald University Medical Center encompasses a wide range of services in which 21 clinics / polyclinics, 19 institutes and other central institutions work together. National Institute of Blood Disease & Bone Marrow Transplantation is an 140 bed Hospital in the heart of the city of Karachi. NIBD & BMT is specialized centre of Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Allied Surgical/Medical Specialties.

National Institute of Blood Diseases & Bone Marrow Transplantation (NIBD & BMT) is the only tertiary care and teaching institute in the whole country exclusively dedicated to provide comprehensive diagnosis and management of patients suffering from blood disorders. We are the pioneer in Bone Marrow Transplantation in Pakistan and we have done more than 800 BMT’s so far.

 

Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Straße / DZ 7, 3 Floor

17475 Greifswald, Germany

ST 2/A, Block 17, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, KDA Scheme 24, Karachi, Pakistan
Links: The Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine of the University of Medicine Greifswald, Germany Links: National Institute of Blood Disease and Bone Marrow Transplantation


Contacts

For more information about the ISTH Regional Training Centers and how to get involved, click here or email education@isth.org.

Learn more about the RTC-Pakistan main contacts below:

Dr. Andreas Greinacher Dr. Tahir Shamsi

Andreas Greinacher is a MD specialized in transfusion medicine and hemostasis. His scientific career is focused on platelet disorders, bridging immuno-hematology and hemostasis. He is working at the University Hospital Greifswald, Germany, where he is Head of the Institute of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, the clinical thrombosis and hemostasis service, the hemostasis out-patient clinic, the transfusion and stem cell service and the immuno-hematology laboratory.

Dr. Tahir Shamsi is a consultant hematologist and transplant physician. He is currently a professor of hematology and internal medicine, and the Director of the the Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine.

Ferdinand-Sauerbruch-Straße / DZ 7, 3 Floor

17475 Greifswald, Germany

 

Telephone: 03834 86-5479 
Fax: 03834 86-5489

ST 2/A, Block 17, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, KDA Scheme 24, Karachi, Pakistan

Email: info@nibd.edu.pk

 

 

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