Hematology department

The Hematology Department of S. Bortolo Hospital, operating in Vicenza since 1971, represents the first Hospital Hematology Department, after the University Clinics of Bologna and Napoli.

It takes care of hematologic diseases, through four sub-sections:

Hospital stays

(Head dr. Marco Ruggeri)
Hospital stays are equipped with 27 beds, of which three are located in isolated rooms with controlled air renewal, positive pressure and intensive environmental microbiologic monitoring finalized to the procedures of hematological stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

Outpatient clinic and Day Hospital

(Head dr. Eros Di Bona)
Recently refurbished, it is equipped with 6 rooms of outpatient clinic for visiting patients, 3 rooms for daily therapies, 1 room dedicated to the preparation of transfusion therapies, freezers for the storage of drugs, a kitchen, a report area equipped with workstations, PC and printers, 1 outpatient clinic for the treatment of patients enrolled in clinical trials, 2 registration desks, 2 waiting rooms and a blood sampling point.

Bone Marrow Transplant Center

(Head dr. Carlo Borghero)
The activity of Bone Marrow Transplant Center is located in 3 rooms for patient stays and in the Transplant Center, located at the third floor of Area B. This area, equipped with 2 outpatient clinics, an office, a waiting room and a secretariat, is dedicated to several activities, including post-transplantation clinical controls in Day Hospital, selection of related and unrelated HSCT donors within the National and International Registers. The Transplant Center has been accredited by the Joint Accreditation Committee-ISCT & EBMT (JACIE).

The transplantation activity began on 31st May 1993. Until April 2017, 1,172 transplants have been performed, of which 799 were autologous and 373 allogeneic.

Center of Hemorrhagic and Thrombotic Diseases

(Head dr. Alberto Tosetto)
The Center is involved in the diagnosis and care of bleeding disorders, i.e. coagulopathies with a thrombotic and hemorrhagic phenotype and it is particularly focused on inherited coagulopathies (hemophilia). It includes a medical office, a sampling point, a staff nurse lodge, a waiting room for patients, 2 outpatient clinics and an office for supportive research activities. The Center has been recently included in the European Network for the treatment of rare or low prevalence complex diseases or conditions “EuroBloodNet”.

There is also a specialized area (Head dr. Carlo Visco) for the diagnosis, molecular characterization and treatment of lymphoproliferative diseases, representing an emergent buttonhole of Vicenza Hematology in support of both inpatients and outpatients.

It is part of the Hematology Unit the Internal Laboratory headed by dr. Omar Perbellini (3 biologists and 5 technicians in staff). It is involved in the diagnosis of neoplastic hemopathies and coagulopathies.

The laboratory is provided of cutting-edge equipment and works in close cooperation with the Genetic Unit of the Transfusion Medicine Department (Head. Dr. Alberta Alghisi), with the Chemical Analytical Laboratory (Head dr. Davide Giavarina) and with the Pathology and Histology Department (Head dr. Emanuele D’Amore) of Vicenza Hospital.