The Evaluation of Blood Donor Deferral Causes: A Tertiary Care CentrebasedStudy
- Corresponding Author:
- Suhailur Rehman
Resident, J N Medical College
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 17, 2012; Accepted Date: October 01, 2012; Published Date: October 03, 2012
Citation: Rehman S, Arif SH, Mehdi G, Mirza S, Saeed N, et al. (2012) The Evaluation of Blood Donor Deferral Causes: A Tertiary Care Centre-based Study. J Blood Disord Transfus 3:131. doi: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000131
Copyright: © 2012 Rehman S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Blood safety is a major issue all over the world in transfusion medicine. For this, donor selection is necessary in addition to the screenings of blood bags for infectious diseases. Deferrals lead to loss of precious blood/ components available for transfusion. For preventing this, we should be having knowledge of causes of deferral and their frequency. In this study, causes of donor deferral were evaluated retrospectively from January 2007 to December 2011 in the blood bank of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), ALIGARH (India). Analysis of the deferrals showed that temporary deferral was more common than permanent deferral. Most common cause in permanent deferral was HBsAg positivity. Causes among temporary deferral were anemia (Hb<12.5 gm%), malaria in last 3 months, jaundice, alcohol intake in last 3days, weight <45 kg, age <18 yrs, patients on antibiotic, previous donation in last 3 month, typhoid in last 1 year, dog bite etc.