Dr Saradha Prabhakar

Consultant, Transfusion Medicine
MBBS, MD (Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion)
Transfusion Medicine
Chennai - Radial Road
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Dr Saradha Prabhakar - Transfusion Medicine Specialist in Chennai

Dr Saradha Prabakar is a dedicated Transfusion Medicine Specialist with 3 years of experience in blood banking and apheresis. She is an alumnus of SRIHER with expertise in establishing blood centres, overall management of blood transfusion services including advanced immunohaematology workup, cellular therapeutics and transplant immunology.

She plays a pivotal role in collaborating with the treating clinicians to ensure safe and effective blood transfusion practices.

Educational Qualification

MBBS – Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences (2016)

MD – Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine (IHBT) – Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER) (2020)


  • N. Madanagopalan Gold Medal (Best Outgoing Student Award – Nov 2020)

Areas of Specialisation

  • Routine Blood Banking and Immunohematology Workup
  • Blood Donor Recruitment, Counselling and Management of Adverse Reactions
  • Apheresis: Plateletpheresis, Leucapheresis, Red Cell Exchange, Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Collection, Infusion and Cryopreservation
  • Granulocyte Collection Through Apheresis
  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
  • Donor Lymphocyte Collection (DLI)
  • TTI Screening/ NAT Testing
  • HLA – Transplant Immunology Workup Including CDC, SSOP, SSP, Luminex, Microarray
  • Patient Blood Management
  • Clinical Transfusion Medicine
  • Quality Management


  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian Society for Transfusion Medicine


  • Poster Presentation on “Blood Donor Adverse Reaction in a Tertiary Care Hospital” at Lucknow ISTM Conference (2017)
  • Oral Presentation on “Blood Donor  Deferral  in  a  Tertiary  Care  Hospital”  in CME  at  Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (February 2018)
  • Poster Presentation on “Role of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura” at Kochi ISTM conference (2018)
  • Oral Presentation on “Transfusion Support in Dengue Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital in CME on Apheresis (2018)
  • Oral Presentation on “Therapeutic Uses Beyond Blood Banking” in CME at the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University (April 2018)

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