On 5th February 2008 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was renamed as National Institute of Immunohaematology. Blood group Reference Center (BGRC) works under ICMR in the division of blood banking. They undertake research and solve all the problems related to blood banking and immunohematology i.e. biochemical genetics, hemoglobinopathies and red cell enzymopathies and also other issues like antenatal serology, HLA, Immunology, population genetics etc. BGRC has been successful in achieving several discoveries. Hence it was later referred to as Institute of Immunohematology. They aim to undertake clinical and basic research that is useful and beneficial to the society and country as a whole. They diversified their research into different areas like prenatal and diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies and molecular genetics, thrombosis, and hemostasis, molecular cytogenetics and cytogenetics etc. Besides conducting research both applied and basic it also provides various services to the patients and also offer training to the officers.
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