Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Research

RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 936-939

Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital

Sadia Taj, Ayesha Ehsan, Sheharbano Imran, Saira Moin, Ayaz Lone, Qasim Ahmed.

Objective: To evaluate the donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted in Blood Bank, Department of Pathology, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry from May 2019 to June 2020. A total of 8549 blood donors/apheresis donors aged between 17 to 60 years were included in the study.
Results: Out of 8549 whole blood/ apheresis donors, 350 (4.1%) were platelet apheresis donors and 8199 (95.91%) whole blood donors. There were 8420 (98.49%) males and 129 (1.51%) females. In permanently deferred donors, the main causes were HCV positivity (9.4%) and VDRL positivity 7.95(%).
Conclusion: Hepatitis C was most frequent permanent cause of donor deferral in our setting.

Key words: Donor selection, blood transfusion, deferral pattern, hepatitis C.

Similar Articles

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Journal Finder
Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Online Journal Management
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.