Dr. Dhivya Kandasamy

Associate Professor

Department of Immunohaematology

Qualification: MBBS, MD (IHBT)

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • PG teaching
    • Guide for student research project (UG and allied health science)
    • Co-guide for PG research project
    • Resource person for workshop and conferences 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine MD IHBT All

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai December 2008
MD Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College & Research Institute, Salem May 2014

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Manipal Associate Professor October 2020 - till date
KMC Manipal Assistant Professor June 2016 - August 2020

Evaluation of blood donors with high hemoglobin

Dr. Dhivya Kandasamy Dr. Shamee Shastry

An elevated Hb or Hct is often an observation indicating polycythemia vera or to non-pathological causes like dehydration, tobacco use, high altitude and others. Due to limited haematological tests in donor screening, blood donors with high Hb irrespective of their health status, if detected are deferred as per national guidelines. This research aims to obtain a rationale or scientific evidence for their deferral

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Immunohematology, clinical hemotherapy, Apheresis technology

Area of Expertise

Blood donor screening and counselling, red cell serology, transfusion transmitted infection screening, specialised blood component modification – exchange transfusion and intra-uterine transfusion, Donor apheresis: Collection of platelet, granulocytes and peripheral blood stem cells, therapeutic apheresis: plasma exchange, plateletpheresis, quality management in transfusion service

Area of Research

Donor safety, clinical transfusion practise and their outcome, ABO subgroup – serological and molecular work-up

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine
  • Member of Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology
  • Member of International Society of Blood Transfusion
  • Member of Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine

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