Transfusion Medicine

Transfusion Medicine


This department was inaugurated along with Govt: Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram. Component preparation facilities were established in our blood bank in late 1990s. In recognition of exemplarary service rendered the blood bank was upgraded as model blood bank in the year 2009. Department of Transfusion Medicine, Govt: Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram was the 1 st centre to start Post graduate degree in Transfusion Medicine in Kerala in the year 2008. Every year 3 specialists in Transfusion Medicine are passing out from this department. Currently the department is running under the expert guidance of Dr. K.C. Usha ably assisted by trained and experienced faculties. Qualified and experienced staff nurses and lab personnels are working round the clock to provide expert service to the patients population

Head of the department

 K.C Usha

Facilities at a glance

  • Facilities for Voluntary Blood Donation
  • Facilities for 100% blood component separation (PRC, FFP, PC, PRP and cryo)
  • ABO & Rh phenotyping of patient & donor
  • Weak D testing
  • Phenotyping of minor blood group antigens according to availability of specific antisera
  • Direct and Indirect coombs test
  • Antibody screening
  • Antibody identification according to the availability of cell panel
  • Major & Minor cross matching
  • Transfusion reaction work up
  • Pre-transfusion testing
  • Transfusion support to patient with clinically significant alloantibodies & autoantibodies

Other activities

Organisation of in-house and outreach VBD camps

Academic activities
MD Transfusion Medicine course
Academics & hands on training for PG’s from other department like, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine and Biochemistry in relevant blood bank techniques.
Orientation programme for House surgeons,
Training for General Nursing, B ,Sc Nursing, MLT & DMLT. Students. Recognised centre for training in service Blood Bank Medical officers & Blood Bank Technicians


  • Model Blood Bank
  • Components
  • PG course

Faculties on this department

K.C Usha

Professor & HOD

Mayadevi S

Additional Professor

Shaiji. P.S P.S



Medicine supply
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Emergency Enquiry

MCH Casualty
(24 hrs)
ph: 0471-2528300
MCH New OP Block
(8.00 am - 02.00 pm)
ph: 0471-2528469
OP SuperSpecialty Block
(8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
ph: 0471-2528448

Contact us

Trivandrum Medical College,              
Medical College PO,
Kerala State. India PIN - 695 011
Phone no : + 91- 471 -2528386
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