The Hematology Department of Koç University Hospital serves patients with a team of experienced hematology specialists, who keep track of the latest advancements in the field, have a sound command of developments in advanced medical technologies, and adhere to the guidance of scientific knowledge. As a department in continuous contact with national and international scientific circles that strives to offer the most optimal treatment services on the basis of excellence and codes of ethics, we produce medical solutions to all of our patients.


Treatment Methods and Practices of Hematology

  • Immunophenotyping by flow cytometry
  • Special coagulation tests (thromboelastography, thrombocyte function analysis, factor assay)
  • Genetic tests associated with hematology: Karyotyping, FISH analysis, PCR, RT-PCR, chimerism and minimal residual disease analysis, HLA tissue typing)
  • Therapeutic apheresis center (plasma exchange, selective plasma exchange, immunoadsorption, double-filtration plasmapheresis, cascade filtration, therapeutic leukapheresis, therapeutic erythrocyte exchange, therapeutic thrombocytopheresis, photopheresis, stem cell apheresis)
  • Stem cell transplantation unit
  • Hematopathology council
  • Stem cell transplantation council

Service Subcategories of Hematology

  • Biological hematologic cancer treatment
  • Blood and stem cell donation
  • Blood transfusion
  • Cancer treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Experimental treatments
  • Growth factor products
  • Immunotherapy
  • Target-oriented treatments
  • Immunosuppressive therapies
  • Stem cell transplantation


  • Malaise, fatigue, exhaustion, palpitation, dyspnea, chest pain, anemia (anemia)
  • Nasal bleeding, gingival bleeding, small-sized red skin rashes, bruising, prolonged menstrual bleeding (thrombocytopenia and factor deficiencies)
  • Fever, frequently recurring infections (low leukocyte level)
  • Enlargement of lymph nodes, fever, weight loss, nocturnal perspiration (lymphoma)
  • Fever, bleeding, enlargement of lymph nodes (acute leukemia)
  • Incidentally detected elevation in leukocytes, splenomegaly, enlargement of lymph nodes (chronic leukemia) 
  • Idiopathic extensive bone and lower back pain (multiple myeloma)
The diseases/conditions below lie within the scope of our field of specialization:
  • Erythrocyte (red blood cell) diseases
    • Iron deficiency anemia and other hypoproliferative anemias
    • Thalassemia 
    • Hemoglobinopathy
    • Megaloblastic and other macrocytic anemias
    • Aplastic anemia
    • Hemolytic anemia
  • Leukocyte (white blood cell) diseases
    • Quantitative and qualitative neutrophil disorders
    • Acute myeloid leukemia
    • Chronic myeloid leukemia
    • Polycythemia vera
    • Myelofibrosis
    • Essential thrombocytosis
    • Lymphopenia and immune deficiency
    • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
    • Myelodysplastic syndrome
    • Multiple myeloma and other plasma-cell diseases
  • Thrombocyte and coagulation (clotting) disorders
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Thrombocyte function disorders
    • Hemophilia and other coagulation factor deficiencies
    • Von Willebrand disease
    • Consumptive coagulopathies
  • Thrombotic disorders
The following procedures are available at our 14-bed stem cell transplantation unit.
1-   Determination and application of stem cell mobilization protocols
2-   Peripheral stem cell apheresis
3-   Stem cell collection from bone marrow (at operating theater)
4-   Stem cell cryopreservation 
5-   Autologous stem cell transplantation
6-   Allogenic stem cell transplantation 
      a.    Stem cell transplantation from fully-matching and 9/10-matching sibling
      b.    Stem cell transplantation from fully-matching and 9/10-matching unrelated donor
      c.    Haploidentical stem cell transplantation