Dr Shamee Shastry

Professor and Head

Department of Immunohaematology


    Dr Shamee Shastry teaches and trains postgraduate students in the department of IHBT and Pathology.


    • Provides consultation for the patients referred for therapeutic apheresis procedures and for the patients suspected to have haemolytic anaemia (AIHA, Alloantibody mediated, transfusion reactions, HDN).
    • Organizes blood donation camps.
    • Counsels the donors.
    • Promotes blood component therapy and hygienic transfusion practices.
    • Screens transfusion transmissible infections.


Subject Subject code Semester
Immunohematology MD
Immunohematology MD (Pathology)


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 2008
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2003


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor 09/10/2015 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2012 to 2015
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2008 to 2012
SPGIMS, Lucknow Junior Resident 2005 to 2008


Area of Interest

Immunohematology, Clinical Transfusion Therapy, Molecular Techniques, Apheresis

Area of Expertise

Transfusion Medicine, Immunohematology

Area of Research

Transfusion Medicine, Immunohematology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Life Member of ISTM, 2011.

Life Member of ISBTI, 2005.

Young Scientist Award by ISBTI, 2011.

Harold Gunson Award by ISBT – 2013.

A rare case of haemolytic disease of new-born with Bombay phenotype mother

2014-01-07 Shastry S Lewis LE Bhat SS

Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

Severe haemolytic disease of new-born in a Rh D-positive mother: Time to mandate the antenatal antibody screening

2012-01-08 Shastry S Bhat S

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India

Linear accelerator: A reproducible, efficacious and cost effective alternative for blood irradiation

2013-01-12 Shastry S Ramya B Ninan J Srinidhi GC Bhat S Fernandes D

Transfus Apher Sci

Clinical factors influencing corrected count increment

2012-01-12 Shastry S Chaudhary R

Transfus Apher Sci

Prevention of post-transfusion hepatitis by screening of antibody to hepatitis B core antigen in healthy blood donors

2011-01-01 Shastry S Bhat S

Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis

A case of severe intravascular haemolysis in a young girl

2011-01-07 Shastry S Bhat S

Asian journal of Transfusion Science

Imbalance in A2 and A2B phenotype frequency of ABO group in South India, Blood Transfusion

2010-01-10 Shastry S Bhat S

Blood Transfusion

Quality analysis of red cell and platelet concentrates obtained by the automated ‘top and top’ blood processing system in a developing country

2008-01-08 Das SS Shastry S Chaudhary R Verma A

Transfus Apher Sci

Trend in seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors of Coastal Karnataka

2009-01-06 Singh K Bhat S Shastry S

J Infect Developing Countries

Platelet Transfusion in a tertiary care hospital -A study on demand, supply and appropriateness

2013-01-01 Dr Chenna Deepika

To study the demand, supply and appropriateness of platelet transfusion in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. Objectives: To quantify the demand of platelet requisition in our department. To quantify the supply of platelets prepared in our department. To evaluate the appropriateness of platelet transfusion in our hospital. A prospective review of platelet request orders for appropriateness of transfusion offers the best opportunity to avoid unnecessary transfusion. The inappropriate use of platelets increases the risk of transfusion-related complications and adverse events to recipients. It also contributes to shortages of platelets and the possibility of it not being available when required for other patients. It is therefore necessary to reduce the unnecessary transfusions through the appropriate clinical use of platelets, avoiding unnecessary transfusions.

Storage changes in packed cells and its impact on clinical outcome

2012-01-01 Dr Aaditya Shivhare

The decision to transfuse red blood cells must be based upon the assessment of the risks of anaemia versus the risk of transfusion. The aim of the project is to study the storage changes in packed red cells, and the impact of transfused cells on the clinical outcome in the critically ill patients. The objectives are to study the morphological and biochemical changes that occur during storage, to study the effect of leukoreduction on storage lesions, and the impact of red cell transfusion on mortality, infection rate and length of stay in hospital.

An audit of the usage of ffp and cryoprecipitate in a tertiary care hospital

2012-01-01 Dr Manish Raturi

Aim: To study the pattern of usage of FFP and cryoprecipitate in Kasturba hospital manipal For making recommendations to reduce the inappropriate use and seek improvements in the proper usage of these components and quality of care provided to patients Objectives : To audit the appropriateness of FFP and cryoprecipitate transfusions based on the BCSH guidelines. To review the appropriate dosage of FFP and cryoprecipitate used. Description : In India, blood component therapy is still in its infancy, not many are aware of the various guide-lines for usage of FFP and Cryoprecipitate and the associated risks of transfusion, increasing the chances of inappropriate usage which leads to wastage of these precious human resources.This audit is therefore undertaken to assess alignment against BCSH guidelines for both FFP and Cryo to seek improvements in their judicious use.