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Christian Medical College Ludhiana is the first institution in Northern India to establish the first dedicated Clinical Haematology, Haemato-Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. The department owes its foundation to the leaders of the past and to the current head, Dr. M Joseph John.

The pioneering and legendary work on Clinical Hematology was started by Dr. Betty Cowan a Scottish Physician, in the 1960's.  She established assays for vitamin B12 and folate in the Medical Research laboratory in the days when this was done by a very labor intensive method using the growth of lactobacillus bacteria and her work is internationally recognized which earned her MBE (Member of British Empire).   The pioneering Medical Oncology and Hemato-Oncology work was started by Dr Alex Zachariah since the 70s (As recorded with International Union against Cancer Directory).   Dr. William Robinson MD spent a year with in CMC in 1970s to help develop the Medical Oncology Unit.  Dr. Sewa Legha MD has been helping CMC in medical oncology and Haem-Onc since 1974 while he was with National Cancer Institute in USA and ever since he has been giving his time and talent to help CMCL in Medical Oncology.

Dr. Edward B Crowell MD did excellent Clinical Hematology work during 1976-1990 and treated patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. His wife Dr Susan Crowell, took over the medical research laboratory and established chromatographic assay for hemoglobin, G6PD assay and tests to support multiple myeloma evaluation and treatment.  Dr. Anna Mani continued his excellent work in Clinical Haematology and did initial work on Haemophilia in Punjab.   Dr. Reginald Britt came from UK several times in the 70s and 80s and helped in the Clinical Hematology work and was recognized for his work in Clinical Hematology in Punjab for which he was awarded the MBE.

In keeping with the tradition of excellence, the Christian Medical College Ludhiana is the first institution in Northern India to establish the first dedicated unit for Haematology and Stem cell transplantation in 2007.

After having done the first successful allogeneic stem cell transplant in the state of Punjab, in patient with Philadelphia positive ALL, in October 2008, the team was also the first in successful transplants in northern India for Thalassaemia and Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome. Also, the first unrelated donor stem cell transplant in the state was also performed in 2011.

The team specializes in the management of all patients (both paediatric and adults) with benign haematological disorders (related to red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, bleeding disorders) and Haemato-Oncology {leukaemia (blood cancer), lymphoma and multiple myeloma}

The team does allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplants for other diseases like aplastic anemia, leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma. The matched unrelated donor stem cell transplant and haploidentical donor transplant programmes continue to be done.

 
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