The department covers two disciplines – hematology and endocrinology. There are two standard departments with a total of 54 beds, a transplant unit with 6 beds, and a hematological intensive care unit with 7 beds. The department has a radioisotope treatment department. The outpatient part consists of 7 hematological outpatient units and 2 endocrinological outpatient units functioning independently. There is also a separate center where peripheral hematopoietic stem cells and thrombocyte concentrates are prepared and where therapeutic plasmapheresis, leukapheresis, erythrocytapheresis, lipapheresis, and hemapheresis are performed.
The department is classified as a center for highly specialized hematology (HOC) for the treatment of acute and chronic leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas and other hematological malignancies. This highly specialized treatment is provided for the East Bohemian Region. Approximately 50 autologous and 40 allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantations are performed annually in the transplantation center. Another part is an accredited hematology laboratory with full-hospital function and the department itself is one of the centers for the care of patients with hemophilia (HTC) and cares for patients with congenital and acquired thrombophilic and bleeding disorders. The endocrine section is the center for adult growth hormone treatment and the demanding therapy of acromegaly, where patients with thyroid conditions are treated with radioactive iodine. Overall, grant projects and dozens of clinical trials provide patients with up-to-date treatment for a wide range of hematological malignancies in comparison with other specialized workplaces. Thanks to the high quality of research, the department can boast of numerous publishing activities in prestigious foreign journals. The department is the organizer of important national and international congresses in the areas of laboratory hematology, hemostasis and thrombosis, malignant lymphoproliferation, monoclonal gammopathies, and supportive therapy.
Besides professional activities, the employees create a pleasant environment that encourages an active approach in patients. There are regular picture exhibitions as well as the Hope Project, where patients share stories. In addition, every year transplant patients can participate in a symbolic climb to the top of Mount Sněžka. An integral part of the department’s work is also cooperation with patient organizations.