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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-115

Pre-donation deferral of blood donors in South Indian set-up: An analysis


1 Department of Neuropathology and Transfusion Medicine Centre, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India
2 Clinical Pathology Lab, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India
3 Department of Transfusion Medicine Centre, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India
4 Department of Biostatistics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India

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P Sundar
Department of Neuropathology, Transfusion Medicine Centre, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-6247.67037

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Background: It is well known that quite a large number of apparently healthy donors are not able to donate blood successfully because of varied reasons. Aim: We want to analyze the rate and various reasons for deferrals. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of records of the donors, for 3 years, from January 2005 to December 2007 was done, in order to find out the rate and causes of deferral in four categories of age groups, both in male and female, in our Transfusion Medicine Centre, Bangalore, India. Result: There were 16,706 donors, of which 976 donors were deferred (5.84%) for various reasons. Of the 16,706 donors registered for donation, females constituted only 11.27%. And deferral rate was about five times more for female (19.85%) compared to male (4.06%). The three most common reasons for deferral in female were low hemoglobin levels, low body weight, and hypotension. The deferral rate was higher in the age group of 18-25 years and most common cause was low hemoglobin level. In male, the three most common reasons for deferral were hypertension, under weight, and low hemoglobin levels. The deferral rate varied from 4 to 15% as reported in the literature. The most common cause of deferral in our study and in several studies available in the literature is the same.


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