Dr. Aikaj Jindal

Consultant and Head - Department of Transfusion Medicine

Profile Summary

Dr. Aikaj Jindal is Consultant and Head in the Department of Transfusion Medicine at SPS Hospital, Ludhiana since last 3 years. He has done his MBBS, MD (Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion), MBA (Hospital and Health Systems Management) (BITS Pilani) and has specialty in Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion.

Job Experiences

  • Consultant & Head of Department, BTO Incharge – Satguru Partap Singh Hospitals, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • Head of Department – Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
  • Assistant Professor & Acting Head of Department – Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
  • Assistant Professor – Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
  • Senior Resident – Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
  • Junior Resident – Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana

Positions of Mention

  • Harold Gunson Fellow – ISBT
  • Co-Author: Cochrane Living Systematic Review On Convalescent Plasma
  • Member Antibody Working Group Austral-Asian COVID-19 Trial —(ASCOT) Adaptive Platform Trial (ADAPT)
  • Site Principal Investigator for Punjab for PLACID Trial by Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR, New Delhi
  • Coordinator, Cellular Therapy, Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine
  • Co-Convenor, Therapeutic Apheresis Special Interest Group, Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine
  • Scientific Coordinator, Asian Association Of Transfusion Medicine.
  • Core Committee Member, Young Professional Forum ; Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine
  • Reviewer for The British Medical Journal, GJTM, CHRISMED, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research and AJTS
  • ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology Basic Course in Biomedical Research
  • Author of various publications in indexed National And International Journals

Area of Expertise

  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Harvest in Adults and Paediatrics
  • Therapeutic Apheresis Red Cell Exchange
  • Granulocytapheresis
  • Quality Management System in Blood Bank
  • Blood Bank Accreditation
  • Advanced Immunohematology
  • Transfusion Transmitted Infections’ Testing
  • Hemovigilance

Memberships 

  • Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM)
  • Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA) – Life Member
  • Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology (ISBTI) – Life Member
  • Indian Society of Hematology And Blood Transfusion (ISHBT) – Life Member
  • Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine (ISTM)- Life Member
  • International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT)
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
  • CME on Blood Safety organized by Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology on 26th February,2022 at GNA university, Phagwara, Punjab
  • TRANSCON 2020, 1st Virtual Conference & 45th Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immuno-Hematology (ISBTI) from February 27-28 2021.
  • TRANSCON 2019- 44thAnnual National Conference of Indian Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBTI) from 1st – 3rd November 2019, held at Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Jalandhar, Punjab.
  • CME organised by Indian Association of Clinical Medicine (Ludhiana Chapter) held on 24th July 2019 at Hotel Park Plaza Ludhiana.
  • CME – Clinical Haematology Proficiency Oriented Student Interest Program (CHAMPIONSHIP) held at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab India June7-8, 2019.
  • International Conference “2nd AABB-AATM, Joint Congress-2018” jointly organised by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM) held at The Leela Ambience,Delhi-NCR, on 7th -8thDecember 2018.
  • “International Symposium on Blood Safety” jointly organized by: Department of Transfusion Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh – 160012 (INDIA) &International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, held at Nehru hospital, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh on 30thNovember, 2018.
  • TRANSMEDCON 2018 – 7th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) from 23rd – 25th November 2018, held at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, Kochi, Kerala.
  • CME on “An orthopaedic approach to spine problems” jointly organised by Dr. L H Lobo Memorial Trust and Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana on 20th October 2018 at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.
  • “Programme on Implementation ofNABH Standards for Blood Bank” organised by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers at SPS Hospital, Ludhiana from 29-09-2018 to 30-09-2018.
  • CME on Modernising Medical Education- Replacing Animal Use with Superior Stimulation Technologies at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana on 27th July 2018.
  • CME – Clinical Haematology Proficiency Oriented Student Interest Program (CHAMPIONSHIP) held at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab India June 1-2, 2018.
  • Chrismed Annual Research and Education Symposium CARES 2018 at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana on 11th April 2018
  • TRANSMEDCON 2017 – 6th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) from 3rd – 5th November 2017, held at Hotel Vivanta by Taj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • CME on Transfusion Medicine Update in Paediatrics held at Super Speciality Paediatric Hospital & Post Graduate Teaching Institute, Noida on 6th August 2017.
  • CME On Transfusion Medicine “An Update on Safe Blood Transfusion Service” organised by Department of Transfusion Medicine, Punjab Institute of Medical sciences Jalandhar on 6thMay, 2017.
  • CME – Clinical Haematology Proficiency Oriented Student Interest Program (CHAMPIONSHIP) held at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab India April 7-8, 2017.
  • TRANSMEDCON 2016 – 5th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) from 18th – 20th November 2016, held at Hotel Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The 27thAnnual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation ISOT-organised by Clinical Infectious Diseases Society [CIDS] & Indian Society of Organ Transplant [ISOT] in association with PGIMER Chandigarh and international society of nephrology held at hotel Hyatt Chandigarh from 7th to 9th October 2016
  • The 3rd Transplant Infectious Disease Conference organised by Christian Medical College, Ludhiana & Vellore under the aegis of Clinical Infectious Diseases Society [CIDS] & Indian Society of Organ Transplant [ISOT] on 7th October 2016 at Guy Constable Auditorium, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.
  • “CME in Transfusion Medicine” on April 29, 2016 with theme ‘Blood Transfusion Services-An Expanding Horizon’ jointly organised by Department of Transfusion Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh held at Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh.
  • CME – Clinical Haematology Proficiency Oriented Student Interest Program (CHAMPIONSHIP) held at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab India April 1-2, 2016.
  • CME on extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) and its applications held at Medanta The Medicity Gurgaon on 23rd January 2016
  • The 26th Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) held at Bali, Indonesia, on November 14 – 16, 2015.
  • CME Thalassaemia: Essentials & More; held at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh on 25thSeptember 2015.
  • TRANSMEDCON 2014- 3rdAnnual Conference of Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine (ISTM) from 14th – 16thNovember 2014, hosted by Department of Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, B J Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad.
  • TRANSCON 2014- 39thAnnual National Conference of Indian Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBTI) held in Patiala from 17th – 19th October 2014.
  • CME on ‘Haemovigilance for Clinicians’ on 26th April, 2014 held at Government Medical College, Chandigarh; organized by Department of Transfusion Medicine, Government Medical College, Chandigarh and Pharmacovigilance Centre (PGIMER) under the aegis of National Institute of Biologicals & Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
  • PAFMATCON 2014 – 12thAnnual Medico-Legal Conference of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology; themed “Medico Legal Update- A Must for Every Doctor” held on January 4, 2014 at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.
  • CME on ‘Haemovigilance Program’ on 14thDecember 2013, held at Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh; organized by Department of Transfusion Medicine (PGIMER) and Pharmacovigilance Centre (PGIMER) under the aegis of National Institute of Biologicals & Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
  • CME in Transfusion Medicine organized by the Department Of Transfusion Medicine Satguru Partap Singh Apollo hospitals Ludhiana in association with ISBTI Punjab chapter at SPS Apollo hospitals on 27th April 2013
  •  Patient blood management-it is about transfusing blood appropriately. Richard R. Gammon, Emily Coberly, Rounak Dubey, Aikaj Jindal, Shaughn Nalezinski, Jessica L. Vari. February 2022. Annals of Hematology.
  • Acknowledgment in Axfors, C., Janiaud, P., Schmitt, A.M. et al. Association between convalescent plasma treatment and mortality in COVID-19: a collaborative systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. BMC Infect Dis 21, 1170 (2021).
  • Mammen, Joy & Kumar, Snehil & Thomas, Lovely & Kumar, Gunjan & Zachariah, Anand & Jeyaseelan, Lakshmanan & Peter, John Victor & Agarwal, Anup & Mukherjee, Aparna & Chatterjee, Pranab & Bhatnagar, Tarun & Collaborators, PLACID. (2021). Assessing of the Factors Associated with Mortality Among the Patients of PLACID Trial (A Phase II, Open Label, Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Convalescent Plasma to Limit COVID-19 Associated Complications in Moderate Disease). SSRN Electronic Journal. 10.2139/ssrn.3773515.
  • Joy John Mammen, Snehil Kumar, Lovely Thomas, Gunjan Kumar, Anand Zachariah, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, John Victor Peter, Anup Agarwal, Aparna Mukherjee, Pranab Chatterjee, Tarun Bhatnagar, Jess Elizabeth Rasalam, Binila Chacko, Thenmozhi Mani, XMelvin Joy, Priscilla Rupali, Malathi Murugesan, Dolly Danie, B Latha, Sunita Bundas, Vivek Kumar, Ravi Dosi, Janakkumar R Khambholja, Rosemarie de Souza, B Thrilok Chander, Shalini Bahadur, Simmi Dube, Amit Suri, Aikaj Jindal , Om Shrivastav, Vijay Barge, Archana Bajpayee, Pankaj Malhotra, Neha Singh, Muralidhar Tambe, Nimisha Sharma, Shreepad Bhat, Ram S Kaulgud, Anil Gurtoo, D Himanshu Reddy, Kamlesh Upadhyay, Ashish Jain, Tinkal C Patel, Irfan Nagori, Pramod R Jha, K V Sreedhar Babu, C Aparna, Sunil Jodharam Panjwani, M Natarajan, Milind Baldi, Vrushali Khirid Khadke, Seema Dua, Ravindraa Singh, Ashish Sharma, Jayashree Sharma, Yojana A Gokhale, Pragya D Yadav, Gajanan Sapkal, Himanshu Kaushal, V Saravana Kumar. Factors associated with mortality among moderate and severe patients with COVID-19 in India: a secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial. BMJ open. 2021 Oct 1;11(10):e050571.
  • Agarwal A, Mukherjee A, Kumar G, Chatterjee P, Bhatnagar T, Malhotra P. Convalescent plasma in the management of moderate covid-19 in adults in India: open label phase II multicentre randomised controlled trial (PLACID Trial). BMJ. 2020 Oct 22;371. Principal Investigator for Punjab Site.
  • Immuno-hematological consequence of intravenous drug abuse? A Jindal, A Luther, AK Tiwari, A Mahajan, S Mitra – Asian Journal of Transfusion Science, 2020
  • “Cost Effectiveness of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Compared to Transfusion Chelation for Treatment of Thalassemia Major”. John MJ, Jyani G, Jindal A, Mashon RS, Mathew A, Kakkar S, Bahuguna P, Prinja S. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2018 Apr 16.
  • “Blood And Ink: Time To Think?” Jindal A, Mohan S, Mashon RS. Paripex- Indian journal of research. 2020; 9 (3)
  • “Bacterial contamination: Are we thinking less of LISS?” Jindal A, Kaur R. Glob J Transfus Med 2017;2:168-9
  • “Incidence and Causes of Wastage of Blood & Blood Components in a Blood Bank of Tertiary Care Hospital: A Retrospective Study.” Kaur Puneet, Kaur Rupinder, Masih Victor, Jindal Aikaj. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). Volume 15, Issue 9 Ver. IV (September. 2016), PP 108-110
  • “Screening of β-thalassemia trait and other hemoglobinopathies among blood donors in Punjab” Rajesh Kumar, Sonia Gupta, Aikaj Jindal, Shruti Kakkar, Amarjit Kaur; International Journal of Medicine and Public Health 2015; 5:106-9.
  • “Therapeutic Plasma Exchange — A New Dawn in the Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris” Rajesh Kumar, Aikaj Jindal, Amarjit Kaur, Sonia Gupta; Indian Journal of Dermatology 2015; 60:419.
  • “Sero — prevalence and Changing Trends of Transfusion Transmitted Infections among Blood Donors in a Tertiary Care Hospital” Rajesh Kumar, Sonia Gupta, Amarjit Kaur, Aikaj Jindal, Harsh Sharma; Indian Journal of Community Health, 2015; 27(1), 25-29
  • “Multiple Microvenular Hemangioma: A Case Report” Dong Fang Ai, Yan Li, Aikaj Jindal, Ping Li; Oncology Letters, 2014; 7:275-277