Volume : VII, Issue : XI, November - 2017

Sero-prevalence of blood borne infectious diseases among the blood donors at a tertiary care hospital. Chennai.

Dr. Binish Gulzar, Dr Chitralekha Saikumar, Dr. Abid Ashraf Sheikh

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Blood transfusion is one of the life saving procedure that is known to save millions of lives annually. The receipts of blood  transfusion are at a risk of acquiring serious life threatening infectious agents if the donors  are not screened properly. The retrospective study was  conducted  in  the blood bank SBMCH for the period of 3 years. A total of 3926 donors were screened out of which 61 showed the positive test results. This showed the seroprevalence of 1.55%   which is a significant value and a threat to the recipient. So in order to prevent the grave situation the donors should undergo a health check–up questionnaire and must be screened for the blood borne diseases that includes HIV, hepatitis B , hepatitis C, syphilis, and malaria by easily available and cost effective methods. And despite of taking the stringent measures transfusion–transmitted  infection continues as a challenge for transfusion experts.

 

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DR.BINISH GULZAR, DR CHITRALEKHA SAIKUMAR, DR.ABID ASHRAF SHEIKH, Sero-prevalence of blood borne infectious diseases among the blood donors at a tertiary care hospital. Chennai., INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-11 | November-2017


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