Welcome to Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, ABU, Zaria.
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About the Department

The department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion started as a unit within a larger department of Pathology in 1967. It became a fully fledged department in 1975; it has been characterized by locally relevant but internationally acclaimed researches in haemoglobinopathies, iron deficiency aneamia in pregnancy, and endemic haematological malignancies. The book titled “the sickle cell disease patient” a production of the department remains a reference book. The department is involved in the teaching of both undergraduates (M.B, B.S Programme) and postgraduate medical training of the National and West African Post graduate Medical Colleges (The Residency/Specialization Programme) for which the department has graduated more than 15 specialists so far. The Department will commence the M.Sc., Ph.D and MD courses in cinical Haematology from the 2015/2016 academic session; we are also involved in the training of medical laboratory technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians and others in the field of medicine. The clinical arm of the department is involved in the diagnosis, treatment and follow up of patients with haematological disorders. The laboratory arm is involved in routine, special haematological investigation, blood banking and transfusion services. The department also has a day care haematology clinic for the day management of patients with Sickle Cell anaemia, Haemophilia, haematological malignancies and other haematological disorders. The day clinic runs 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to friday

News and Events


  1. Best Training Department Award 2014 by the Association of resident doctors (ARD) ABUTH. This is due to the excellent pass rate of the resident doctors in haematology at the fellowship examinations of the National Postgraduate Medical College and the West African Postgraduate Medical College.

  3. Nigerian Society for Heamatology and Blood Transfusion (NSHBT) AGM and Scientific Conference 2015: The department is going to be hosting Haematologist and other health care workers in the field of haematology from 14-18th September 2015 in Zaria