Department of Clinical Haematology & Bone Marrow Transplantation


Hematology is the study of blood and blood disorders, which can encompass a wide range of conditions, including anemia and diseases like leukemia. While many of these patients undergo investigations and treatments for blood cancers, others are dealing with non-cancerous disorders. Some individuals with specific blood disorders may require bone marrow transplantation as a potential cure for their ailments.

The Department of Clinical Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation was established at the Ojha campus of DUHS in December 2018. It was officially inaugurated on April 20, 2019, by the current Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and the Chief Minister of Sindh, Mr. Syed Murad Ali Shah. This department represents the first clinical Hematology program in the public sector, offering comprehensive facilities for the treatment of patients with blood diseases, all conveniently located under one roof, ranging from outpatient consultations to bone marrow transplantation.

 Dr. Farrukh Ali Khan 

Clinical Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) is one of the most unique and dynamic specialties in medicine, driven by continuous research leading to successful treatments for numerous blood diseases.

Our country was in dire need of a robust Hematology and BMT facility in a public sector hospital, given that a significant portion of our population cannot afford the expensive treatments required for blood disorders, especially those involving blood cancers and bone marrow transplantation.

Recognizing this critical need, the University made the decision to establish a comprehensive Clinical Hematology and BMT program with the mission to provide standard and cost-effective care to patients with hematological conditions. Simultaneously, we aspire to become the national center of excellence in the field of Clinical Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Our program is founded on the intent to offer all essential elements of care to our people under one roof, encompassing diagnostics, treatment, prevention, research, and the preparation of competent physicians, nurses, and pharmacists for the community through high-quality training programs.

We have introduced a unique concept known as the ‘one corridor service’ for the convenience of our patients, ensuring that all facilities, including clinics, lab collection, pharmacy, day care unit, in-patient ward, as well as leukemia and BMT units, are located on the same floor of the hospital.

Our team consists of clinical hematologists and bone marrow transplant physicians with international experience, along with competent nurses and pharmacists. We take great pride in the dedication and personal commitment of our team members to the well-being and care of our patients.

To become the national center of excellence in the field of clinical haematology and bone marrow transplantation. To become the national center of excellence in the field of clinical haematology and bone marrow transplantation.

Facilities & Services

Department of Clinical Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation is a ‘one-corridor service’ where all facilities, including clinics, lab sample collection for outpatients, pharmacy, daycare, haematology emergency room, general haematology unit, isolation/leukaemia unit, and bone marrow transplant unit, are conveniently located on the same floor for the benefit of patients.

Clinics: Separate adult and pediatric haematology clinics provide treatment for various haematological disorders, including anaemia, thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, thrombosis, bleeding disorders, inherited blood disorders, myeloma, myeloproliferative neoplasms, lymphomas, acute and chronic leukaemias, and bone marrow failure syndromes such as aplastic anaemia. These clinics also cater to bone marrow transplant patients.

Phlebotomy Area: For the convenience of outpatients, a lab sample collection area is located adjacent to the clinics.

Hematology Day Care Unit: This unit is designed for patients with blood diseases who do not require extended admissions and can be discharged on the same day. It serves patients requiring blood transfusion, intravenous drug administration, short-duration chemotherapies, and procedures like intrathecal chemotherapy, bone marrow aspiration, and trephine biopsies, among others.

Emergency Room: Dedicated rooms for haematological emergencies are available on the same floor to ensure prompt healthcare delivery to critical and immune-compromised patients. This setup helps avoid routine delays often encountered in typical hospital emergency rooms.

General Hematology Unit: The general haematology unit provides inpatient care to individuals with anaemia, bleeding and clotting disorders, and blood cancer patients who are not at high risk of infection from the surrounding environment.

Isolation/Leukemia Unit: This specialized unit focuses on treating acute leukaemia and immune-compromised patients requiring single isolation rooms to protect them from infections.

Bone Marrow Transplant Unit: The Bone Marrow Transplant unit meets high standards of healthcare for severely immune-compromised patients at the greatest risk of infection from their environment. It offers separate single rooms equipped with HEPA filters, unidirectional airflow, and positive pressure maintenance, all maintained with strict hygiene protocols.

Consultative Hematology: Patients admitted for services other than haematology who require expert advice on co-existing blood-related issues are attended to by haematology specialists who guide to facilitate their management.

Sterile Pharmacy: Pharmacists in the sterile pharmacy prepare parenteral medications in the required dilutions and concentrations within a pressure-maintained, HEPA-filtered room equipped with a laminar flow hood.

Chemotherapy Pharmacy: In the chemotherapy pharmacy area, trained pharmacists prepare chemotherapies in appropriate dosages with strict safety measures in a pressure-maintained, HEPA-filtered room equipped with a laminar flow chemotherapy hood.

Dispatching Pharmacy: Qualified pharmacists in the dispatching area issue medications to patients following thorough quality control checks.

Clinical Pharmacists: Clinical pharmacists actively participate in haematology clinics and in-patient rounds, providing valuable input and advice on patients’ medications and dose adjustments.

Stem Cell Bio-banking: Our service is proud to offer proper stem cell laboratory facilities for both short-term and long-term storage of stem cells.

Blood Irradiation Facility: The haematology service at Dow University is the first in the public sector of the entire province to provide blood irradiation services. This critical service helps prevent transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease, a potentially lethal complication of blood transfusion in vulnerable patients.

Procedures Offered

  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy Administration
  • Bone Marrow Trephine Biopsy
  • Stem Cell Collection Through Apheresis
  • Bone Marrow Harvesting
  • Parenteral Chemotherapy Administration
  • Leukemia Treatment
  • Bone Marrow / Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Blood Irradiation
  • Stem Cell Cryopreservation

Contact Us



Phone: 92-21-38771111



Ojha Campus, Suparco Road,

Off University Road, Karachi