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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 5 Issue 2 April-June 2019

Original Articles

Assessment of the prevalence of rate of rejection of blood donors in a specific area
Col Vijai Singh, Col Lavan Singh

Background: Blood safety has received major attention from the point of view of transfusion-transmitted infections, but it has been argued that the most important advancement in this area of medicine has been the collection of blood from non remunerated repeat voluntary blood donors in the past 50 years instead of paid professional donors. Aim of the study: To assess the prevalence of blood donor rejection in a particular area. Materials and methods: The study was conducted in the Department of General Pathology of the medical institution. For the study, a blood donation camp was organized at the institute. A total of 200 volunteers were screened for the blood donation. The volunteers consisted of students, faculty members, members from staff and people from nearby local area. Initially, a registration form was filled by the patients and was submitted to the medical officer. The primary screening of the donors was done before the collection of the blood. Primary screening included body weight measurement, blood pressure, pulse rate, and hemoglobin screening. Results: A total of 200 registered for the blood donation camp and were screened for donation. Out of these 200 blood donors, 112 donors were rejected and 86 were accepted. The selected blood donors included 64 males and 24 females (Table 1 and Fig 1). Out of the rejected blood donors, 82 were females and 30 were males. Conclusion: From the results of the present study, this can be concluded that similar to other areas, the rate of deferral for blood donors is more for female candidates than male candidates.
Keywords: Anemia, blood donation, blood donor, blood transfusion.
Corresponding author: Dr. Col Lavan Singh, Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt.

This article may be cited as: Singh V, Singh L. Assessment of the prevalence of rate of rejection of blood donors in a specific area. HECS Int J Comm Health Med Res 2019; 5(2):57-59.

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