Journal of Blood & Lymph

ISSN: 2165-7831

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Nazia Khalid


  • Research Article
    Monitoring the Spectrum of Donor Deferrals in a Hospital Blood Bank: A Tertiary care Hospital Experience
    Author(s): Attika Khalid, Nazia Khalid and Madeeha RehanAttika Khalid, Nazia Khalid and Madeeha Rehan

    Introduction: In an ever-rising need of blood and blood products, donor deferrals not only dent the existing donor pool but also reduces the possibility of further donation by the potential blood donor. This study aims to get an insight into the frequency and causes of deferrals in the region. Methods: This retrospective study was conducted in the blood bank of Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi. All the potential donors were evaluated on the basis of clinical history, physical examination and Blood count estimation. Blood was collected from the donors that are deemed fit by above criteria and was screened for Malaria, hepatitis B, C, HIV and syphilis. Results: Out of the total 4225 potential donors 26 (0.61%) were females, 1988 (47%) were in the age range 15-30 years. Of the total potential donors 9.7% donors (410) were deferred. Amongst the deferred, 64% were deferred pre-donation d.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7831.1000214

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