What Day Oncology Services do we offer?
Iron infusions are often given to patients with anaemia due to a deficiency of iron. They are usually prescribed when a trial of iron tablets has been unsuccessful, either due to side effects or malabsorption. The iron solution is given through an intravenous drip placed in your hand or arm. The rest of the dose is then given over one to six hours, depending on the dose prescribed for you.
BLOOD PRODUCTS TRANSFUSIONS – IVIG, PLATELETS, PACKED RED CELLS
Often transfusions do not require all components of the blood. Whole blood is now rarely used for patient transfusions. This makes blood component therapy ideal in a clinical sense as most patients require a specific element of blood, such as red cells or platelets, and the dose can then be optimised.
Each blood component is stored under ideal conditions (e.g. red cells must be refrigerated, platelets do not).
Blood donations are precious and this allows us to be more efficient and help more patients with the donations available.
Venesection (Phlebotomy) is where our doctors or haematology nurses will draw blood from the circulatory for the purpose of analysis, blood donations or treatment for blood disorders.
This is often performed as part of a patient’s treatment for blood disorders (such as haemochromatosis or polycythemia).
Our aim is to decrease iron in the blood or decrease red blood cells. We provide these in most Melbourne private hospitals and will be a service we provide when our new clinic is opened.
Our doctors treat haematological malignancies, including non Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, bone marrow failure disorders (aplastic anemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, myelodysplastic syndromes, LGL leukemia, pure red cell aplasia). Where required chemotherapy may be needed for your treatment or a loved ones treatment. We currently provide these services from the following hospitals:
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