Analysis of blood donor deferral in a tertiary care centre: 5 year study

S. V. Mamatha, P. Pavithra, Rajendra Prasad, V. Muralidhara

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Transfusion of blood and blood products is of utmost importance in cases of transfusion in emergency to save the life of patients. But al large number of donors will not be able to donate blood either for temporary or permanent reasons. Pre- donation selection of the donor is done for the safety of both donor and the recipient. To analyse and document the causes of blood donor deferral. Present study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital blood bank over a period of five years from January 2010 to December 2014. Voluntary and replacement donors in our blood bank as well as donors who participated in the voluntary blood donation camps outside the blood bank were included. During this study, a total 16377 blood donors were accepted for blood donation both in the Blood Bank and at Voluntary blood donation camps outside Blood Bank. Voluntary blood donors were 14445(88.2%) and replacement donors were 1932(11.8%). Male donors were 13429 (82%) and female donors (18%) respectively. Out of the total 16377 blood donors 851 cases (5.2%) were rejected for blood donation; 617(72.5%) due to temporary causes and 234(27.5 %) due to permanent causes. Hence studying the donor profile helps us to analyse the population having temporary causes for rejection who in turn can be treated and educated so that they become voluntary donors in future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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