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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.

Abstract
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, Donor deferral, Low Hb.


 
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Taj S, Ehsan A, Imran S, Moin S, Lone A, Ahmed Q. Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital. RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 936-939.


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Taj S, Ehsan A, Imran S, Moin S, Lone A, Ahmed Q. Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=43538 [Access: October 14, 2021].


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Taj S, Ehsan A, Imran S, Moin S, Lone A, Ahmed Q. Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital. RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 936-939.



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Taj S, Ehsan A, Imran S, Moin S, Lone A, Ahmed Q. Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital. RMJ. (2021), [cited October 14, 2021]; 46(4): 936-939.



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Taj, S., Ehsan, . A., Imran, . S., Moin, . S., Lone, . A. & Ahmed, . Q. (2021) Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital. RMJ, 46 (4), 936-939.



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Taj, Sadia, Ayesha Ehsan, Sheharbano Imran, Saira Moin, Ayaz Lone, and Qasim Ahmed. 2021. Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 936-939.



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Taj, Sadia, Ayesha Ehsan, Sheharbano Imran, Saira Moin, Ayaz Lone, and Qasim Ahmed. "Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 936-939.



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Taj, Sadia, Ayesha Ehsan, Sheharbano Imran, Saira Moin, Ayaz Lone, and Qasim Ahmed. "Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital." Rawal Medical Journal 46.4 (2021), 936-939. Print.



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Taj, S., Ehsan, . A., Imran, . S., Moin, . S., Lone, . A. & Ahmed, . Q. (2021) Donor selection and deferral pattern for safe blood transfusion in a tertiary care hospital. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 936-939.








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