PREVALENCE OF TRANSMISSIBLE TRANSFUSION INFECTIONS AMONG BLOOD DONORS IN GDMCH, BLOOD BANK DHARMAPURI, TAMILNADU, INDIA.
Dr. Menaga M., *Dr. E. Raghunath and Dr. P. K. Mohanraaj
Introduction: Transfusion transmitted infections are a major problem associated with blood transfusion. Extensive donor selection and screening procedures will help in improving the blood safety. The aim of the study was to find out the frequency of transmissible infectious diseases among voluntary blood donors. Methodology: A total of 13,203 donors were analyzed for the prevalence of TTI over a period of 3 years. Results: Magnitude of infection was found to be 1.3%. Prevalence of Hepatitis B was highest (1.3%) followed by HCV (0.1%), HIV(0.08%) and Syphilis (0.03%). Prevalence was more in male voluntary donors. Discussion: Among the donors who were screened there was less prevalence of HIV whereas HBV was seen much frequently. Hence an strict screening method similar to this study will be helpful in identifying and avoiding diseases transmitted due to blood transfusion.
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