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Prevalence of Transfusion Transmitted Infections in Voluntary and Replacement Donors

  • Hilda Fernandes
  • Prema Fancy D’souza
  • Pushpa Maria D’souza
Original Article

Abstract

The aim of the study was to find out the prevalence of transfusion transmitted infections (TTI) in voluntary and replacement donors. A total of 9599 donors were analysed for the prevalence of TTI over a period of 2 years.Of these 61.2% were voluntary donors and 38.8% were replacement donors. Prevalence of TTI in total donors was 0.6%. Prevalence of hepatitis B was highest (0.34%) followed by syphilis (0.11%), HIV&HCV (0.06%) and malaria (0.01%). Prevalence was more in male replacement donors. Extensive donor selection and screening procedures will help in improving the blood safety.

Keywords

Voluntary Replacement Transfusion transmitted infections 

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© Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilda Fernandes
    • 1
  • Prema Fancy D’souza
    • 1
  • Pushpa Maria D’souza
    • 2
  1. 1.Deptartment of PathologyFr Muller Medical CollegeMangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Deptartment of PathologyFr Muller Medical College HospitalMangaloreIndia

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