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About the Journal

Asian Journal of Transfusion Science (AJTS)Print ISSN: 0973-6247, E-ISSN: 1998-3565) is publication of Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohemtology (ISBTI), Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine (ISTM). It is the extension of ‘Transfusion Bulletin’ of ISBTI which was published in the year 1980 and it disseminated the knowledge of transfusion science to all members of ISBTI for 26 years. The bulletin was circulated Semiannual on regular basis among more than two thousand members of ISBTI, all medical college libraries and all blood banks (about 2200 in number) in India.

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The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, Web of Science

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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

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Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and ​Immunohemtology
ISBTI is the only organization in the country working for promotion of Voluntary Blood Donation and supply safe blood in the country. Society was established in 1972 at PGI, Chandigarh. The Society has done admirable job by banning the professional blood donor through judgment of Honorable Supreme Court in 1996, established National and State Blood Transfusion Council and assisted the Govt. of India for Implementing National Blood Policy.

This is a national organization for Blood Banking, Transfusion Medicine and Donor Recruitment activities in India. Established on 28th December 1973 in Chandigarh, the society has risen to a national level with about 2000 members on its rolls. The society is registered under the Society Registration Act as a Voluntary Organization.

Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine

The Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) serves as a platform for scientific discussions, deliberations, exchange of ideas, teaching and training with regard to transfusion medicine pertaining to Indian context. The society also coordinates with internationally recognized organizations in this field to improve the scientific environment in the field. The society aims to function as an Indian society for all scientific professionals involved in transfusion medicine and foster scientific investigation, clinical application, education and exchanges of information and ideas, relating to transfusion medicine and allied fields in clinical and laboratory medicine. Society is inclined to develop and publish guidelines and recommendations in the field of transfusion medicine as well.

Scope of the Journal

Asian Journal of Transfusion Science publishes original peer reviewed articles, case reports, illustration and letter to editor on all aspects of transfusion medicine. The scope of the journal covers basic blood banking which includes blood collection, processing, apheresis, blood group serology and other aspects of immunohaematology, transfusion transmitted infections, quality assurance and haemovigilance. The clinical aspects of transfusion, transfusion safety, and transfusion support in different clinical scenarios, stem cells and latest developments in the field of transfusion medicine are also covered. The journal is a special window particularly for the Asian scientists to put forward their scientific materials to the world community. This journal aspires to become a mouthpiece of the scientific community from the developing world.

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