Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63--67

Analysis of efforts to maintain safe donor in main donor pool after completion of temporary deferral period


Ripal Shah1, Sunita Tulsiani2, V Harimoorthy3, Ankit Mathur4, Nabajyoti Choudhury5 
1 Medical Director, Indian Red Cross Society Blood Bank, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Jeevanjyot Blood Bank, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
3 Prathama Blood Center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4 Consultant Transfusion Medicine, TTK Rotary Blood Bank, Banglore, India
5 Additional Director & HOD, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Ripal Shah
2, Keshavkunj Flats, Near Jethabhai Park, Narayan Nagar Road, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
India

Background: Voluntary blood donation is not satisfactory all over India. In India, about 55% of donation is through voluntary non-remunerated blood donors (VNRBD). However, about one third already motivated blood donors are deferred due to stringent screening criteria, either temporarily or permanently. The temporarily deferred donors could be a good source of blood donation after deferral period. Aims: The present study is carried out to know retrieval of blood donors those who are deferred temporarily. Design: The present study is carried out in the Regional Blood Transfusion Centre of Western India. All donors screened as per the guideline and deferred donors are categorized as temporary and permanently deferred donors. Materials and Methods: From temporarily deferred donors, reason for deferral is considered. As per reason of deferral, time duration for recalling the donor is defined. Based on this, donor is called back to donate again. Statistical Analysis: Chi-square test is applied. Result: A total of 33% donors were deferred either temporarily or permanently. In the repeat donors (5.32%) deferral rate was significantly higher than first time (1.32%) donors. Significant female preponderance was observed (15.05% vs 2.51%). Majority of temporarily deferred donors were less than 40 years of age (80.80%), graduate (82.90%), from low income group (62.90%) and profession was service (48.10%). Conclusion: Low hemoglobin (78.30%) was the most common reason of temporary deferral, both in first time and repeat donors (71.00%). Efforts to increase the hemoglobin in the repeat donors will improve the donor retention and overall blood safety can be increased.


How to cite this article:
Shah R, Tulsiani S, Harimoorthy V, Mathur A, Choudhury N. Analysis of efforts to maintain safe donor in main donor pool after completion of temporary deferral period.Asian J Transfus Sci 2013;7:63-67


How to cite this URL:
Shah R, Tulsiani S, Harimoorthy V, Mathur A, Choudhury N. Analysis of efforts to maintain safe donor in main donor pool after completion of temporary deferral period. Asian J Transfus Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Dec 5 ];7:63-67
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