Extramurally funded

  1. Understanding the phenotypic and genetic variability in different clinically important blood group systems and its application in development of population specific red cell panels and rare donor registry (Multicenter study – ICMR funded)
  2. Extended blood group phenotyping and creating an Institutional based blood donor registry. (Funded by JAANA (JIPMER Alumni Association of North America))
  3. Serological identification and molecular characterization of RhD variants among apparently RhD negative individuals from South India

Intramurally funded 

Following Post graduate thesis projects (dissertation works) are being carried out in this department at present.

  1. Assessment of ABH secretor status among voluntary blood donors attending blood bank of tertiary care hospital in South India
  2. Usage patterns of blood components in patient having massive obstetric hemorrhage in tertiary care cent rein Pondicherry
  3. Evaluation of different methods of elution for the removal of antibodies from re cells in direct antiglobulin test (DAT) positive samples by comparing DAT grades and phenotypic expression of red cell
  4. Prevalence of SARS-Cov 2igG antibodies in healthy blood donors in a tertiary care teaching hospital - a cross sectional study
  5. Effect of fetal distress on viability and yield of umblical cord blood stem cell: A Prospective comparative study
  6. To study the level of agreement between 3rd and 4th generation ELISA for HIV detection in healthy blood donors in tertiary hospital in South India
  7. Changes in hematological parameters among donors after plateletpheresis
  8. Is dental care associated with a higher risk of Transfusion transmitted infections?
  9. To Study the Impact of maternal alloantibody titer on Hemolytic disease of fetus and newborn


  1. Gnanaraj, J., Kulkarni, R.G., Sahoo, D. Abhishekh, B. Assessment of the Key Performance Indicator Proposed by NABH in the Blood Centre of a Tertiary Health Care Hospital in Southern India. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2022).
  2. Sahoo D, Silwal P. Effect of cryoprecipitate transfusion without ABO group consideration: A nightmare experience. Asian J Transfus Sci 2022;16:140-3.
  3. Noushad S, Sahoo D, Basavarajegowda A, Toora E, Paudel P. Effect of leukapheresis on pain reduction in leukemic priapism. Asian J Transfus Sci 2022;16:124-7.
  4. Gopal S, Kulkarni R, Basavarajegowda A. Prevalence of C, c, E, e, K, and k antigens in RhD-negative blood donors in and around Puducherry. Asian J Transfus Sci 2022;16:150-1.
  5. Loganathan R, Abhishekh B. Refrigerated centrifuge calibration for maximum platelet and plasma yield in a blood bank. Asian J Transfus Sci 2022;16:156-7.
  6. Das S, Kayal S, Dubashi B, Basavarajegowda A, Pasupala NK, Kulkarni R, et al. Plerixafor use in autologous hematopoietic stem cell mobilization: Experience from a single center in Southern India. Asian J Transfus Sci 2022;16:7-14.
  7. Shivhare A , Basavarajegowda A, Harichandrakumar KT, Silwal P, Raj P. Factors associated with vasovagal reactions in whole blood donors: A case–control study. Asian J Transfus Sci 2022;16:41-9.
  8. Basu D, Kulkarni R. Overview of blood components and their preparation. Indian J Anaesth. 2014 ;58:529-37.
  9. Athira KP, Vanathy K, Kulkarni R, Dhodapkar R. The prevalence of occult hepatitis B infection among the blood donors in a tertiary care hospital, Puducherry. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2018;36:426-428.
  10. Gente VK, Basavarajegowda A, Kulkarni R, Basu D. Recipient hemovigilance at a tertiary care hospital in Southern India: A cross‐sectional study. Int J Adv Med Health Res 2018;5:66‐70.
  11. Kulkarni RG, Lakshmidevi KB, Ronghe V, Dinesh US. Gilbert's syndrome in healthy blood donors what next?? Asian J Transfus Sci. 2016;10:63-6.
  12. Ambika PL, Kar R, Basu D, Kulkarni RG. Influence of ABO Blood Group on von Willebrand Factor Antigen Level in Normal Individuals: A Cross-Sectional Study from Southern India. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2021;37:505-506.
  13. Basavarajegowda A, Bajpai M, Arora S, Maheshwari A, Dua S, Sahoo D. Survey based cross-sectional study to analyse the variation of practices at blood centres during COVID-19 pandemic in India. Transfus Apher Sci. 2021;60(3):103131.
  14. Basavarajegowda A, Arjunan C, Nalini Y C, Parameshwaran S, Kannan S. A comparative study of knowledge, attitude, and practices about organ donation among blood donors and nonblood donors. Asian J Transfus Sci 2021;15:37-45.
  15. Arunachalam V, Kulkarni R, Basavarajegowda A. Adverse reactions to the donation of platelet by apheresis and related factors in a tertiary level care blood center. Glob J Transfus Med 2021;6:135‐40.
  16. Nair NP, Alexander A, Abhishekh B, Hegde JS, Ganesan S, Saxena SK. Safety and Efficacy of Autologous Platelet-rich Fibrin on Graft Uptake in Myringoplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019;23(1):77-82.
  17. Remakanth R, Basavarajegowda A, Dhodapkar R. Prevalence of dengue NS1 antigenemia among healthy blood donors in a tertiary care hospital in Southern India. Asian J Transfus Sci. 2021;15(2):140-145.
  18. Balasubramanyam P, Basavarajegowda A, Hanumanthappa N, Negi VS, Harichandrakumar KT. Irradiating stored blood and storing irradiated blood: Is it different? - A study of serial changes in biochemical parameters of red blood cell units. Asian J Transfus Sci. 2021;15(2):172-178.
  19. Gnanaraj J, Toora E, Pothen J, Sathish S, Menon V, Basavarajegowda A. Transfusion-associated anxiety: Recognised and overcome in an adolescent child. Transfus Clin Biol. 2021;28(2):217-220.
  20. Gnanaraj J, Arjunan C, Basavarajegowda A. Hourglass ballooning of the apheresis kit blood filter. J Clin Apher. 2020;35(4):376-377.
  21. Mathew J, Gnanaraj J, Basavarajegowda A, Venkateswaran R. Plasmapheresis in lethal yellow phosphorus poisoning: a scope for recovery. BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14(4):e239676
  22. Cherukat J, Jacob SE, Kulkarni R, Basavarajegowda A. Seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus among blood donors at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry, India. Is testing donated blood for cytomegalovirus a viable option? Asian J Transfus Sci 2021;15:113-4.
  23. Remakanth R, Abhishekh B. Is it an acute pain transfusion reaction? Asian J Transfus Sci 2021;15:97-9.
  24. Das S, Priyamvada PS, Basavarajegowda A, Mathur A. Deciphering a delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions nightmare – Case of Chido/Roger antibodies. Asian J Transfus Sci 2019;13:132-5.
  25. Singh J, Kayal S, Dubashi B, Jadhav N, Basu D, Vijayakumar S, Basavarajegowda A, Vadivel A. Engraftment syndrome, transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy and hemophagocytic syndrome following autologous stem cell transplant in multiple myeloma. Transfus Med. 2019;29(4):290-294.
  26. Gopal S, Kannan S, Kulkarni R,Basavarajegowda A.Prevalence of ABO Blood Group Phenotypes and Antibody Titers of the Blood Donor Population in and around Puducherry. Int J Adv Med Health Res 2021;8:28-32.
  27. Das S, Basavarajegowda A. A retrospective study of single-unit transfusion in a tertiary care center of Southern India. Glob J Transfus Med 2021;6:38-42.
  28. Remakanth R, Abhishekh B. Blood utilization quality indicators in a tertiary care center in South India. Glob J Transfus Med 2020;5:206-8.
  29. Kannan S, Kulkarni R, Basavarajegowda A. Prevalence of high titered anti-A and anti-B antibodies among O blood group individuals and their associated factors. Glob J Transfus Med 2020;5:187-91.
  30. Pokhrel B, Basavarajegowda A, Chandran S, Basu D, Rehman T. Allogenic blood transfusion requirements and effects of storage age of blood units on postoperative period in cardiac surgeries: An analytical study. Glob J Transfus Med 2019;4:180-5.
  31. R Loganathan, Rajendra G Kulkarni, Rakhee Kar, B Abhishekh and Debdatta Basu. Effects of Site of Blood Collection and Duration of Storage on Coagulation Factor V and Factor IX Levels in Fresh Frozen Plasma. Annals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2020; 7: 496-501.
  32. Dwivedi P, Basavarajegowda A, Sastry AS. Surrogate markers and their correlation to bacterial contamination and other quality parameters in random-donor platelets by a platelet-rich plasma method. Glob J Transfus Med 2019;4:33-8.
  33. Loganathan R, Kulkarni RG, Kar R, Abhishekh B, Basu D. Assessment and association of coagulation factors (FVIII and fibrinogen) with the mode of collection and storage of fresh frozen plasma. Glob J Transfus Med 2019;4:204-7.
  34. Joy A, Sahoo D, Abhishekh B and Kulkarni R. Incidence of Adverse Transfusion Reaction and Practices for its Prevention. Haematol Int J 2021; 5: 00183.
  35. Anuragaa S, Sahoo D, Abhishekh B. Resolving crossmatch incompatibility due to daratumumab in multiple myeloma. Glob J Transfus Med 2020;5:225-7.
  36. Cherukat J, Basavarajegowda A*. Green plasma day … Was sterilization agent the culprit? Glob J Transfus Med 2020;5:234-5.
  37. Das S, Kumar V, Jafa E, Basavarajegowda A, Kayal S. Complete disappearance of ABO antigen-a cause of ABO discrepancy. Transfusion. 2018 Jan;58(1):5-6.
  38. Mukherjee A, Basavarajegowda A, Harichandrakumar KT. Olfactory function and its association with ABO blood group in adults: A cross-sectional study. Glob J Transfus Med 2017;2:143-8.
  39. Elakkumanan LB, Cherukat J, Tolson JN, Sistla S, Basavarajegowda A. Out of the blue: Blue blood.! Asian J Transfus Sci. 2017 Jul-Dec;11(2):212.
  40. Anuragaa S, Sahoo D, Abhishekh B, Nair R. A rare case of antibody against enhancement media interfering with crossmatching: A case report and review of literature. Asian J Transfus Sci 2021;15:100-3
  41. Prakash S, Sahoo D, Mishra D, Routray S, Ray GK, Das PK, et al. Association of transfusion transmitted infections with ABO and Rh D blood group system in healthy blood donors: a retrospective analysis. Int J Community Med Public Health 2020;7:4444-8.
  42. Ray GK, Mukherjee S, Sahoo D, Mishra D, Routray SS, Prakash S. Resolution of the complexity of transfusion support by alloadsorption in a patient of thalassaemia intermedia with multiple alloantibodies. J Appl Hematol 2020;11:195-8
  43. Mishra D, Prakash S, Sahoo D, Ray GK, Routray SS, Das PK, Mukherjee S. Prevalence of A2and A2B subgroups along with anti-A1antibody in patients and donor population and its clinical significance. J Appl Hematol 2020;11:112-5
  44. Mishra D, Sahoo D, Mahapatra S, Panigrahi A. Best match blood transfusion in pediatric patients with mixed autoantibodies. Cancer Transl Med 2020;6:21-3.
  45. Jena PS, Sahoo D, Acharya DP, Pati B, Kanungo GN and BeheraR. Analysis of Platelet Refractoriness in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Haematol Int J 2020, 4: 000158
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