Volume : VII, Issue : XI, November - 2017

Seroprevalence of Transfusion Transmitted Infections among Blood Donors in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Central India.

Dr. Amrapali. L. Gaikwad, Dr. Sandhya. V. Poflee

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 Transfusion of blood and blood components forms an important and specialized modality of patient management. Transmission of infections like Hepatitis and AIDS during transfusion is the most serious and undesirable among adverse transfusion reactions. Seroprevalence of these infections in blood donors is an indication of  disease prevalence in healthy  population and a potential risk for transmission of these transfusion transmitted infections(TTIs).This study was undertaken to know the trend of seropositivity of  common transmissible infections among donors at blood bank of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital, that has attached Regional Hemoglobinopathy Detection and Management Centre. Analysis of data over the past three and  half years revealed highest seropositivity for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). Increasing positivity for HBV and Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) was noticed. Unwarranted transfusions and unsafe transfusion practices expose patients to the risk of  transfusion–transmissible infections. Judicial use of blood and blood components and more vigilant donor screening by blood bank personnel appears to be immediate remedies. 

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Dr.Amrapali.L.Gaikwad, Dr.Sandhya.V. Poflee, Seroprevalence of Transfusion Transmitted Infections among Blood Donors in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Central India., INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-11 | November-2017


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