Retrospective analysis of blood donor deferral pattern at a tertiary Care Centre

Gajender Singh
2018 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Blood transfusion plays an essential role in patient management and can be a vital, life-saving procedure. The provision of blood for transfusion largely depends on the availability of healthy voluntary blood donors but some of the blood donors are deferred from donating blood due to several reasons. In this study, causes of donor deferral were evaluated retrospectively from January 2015 to December 2017 at Blood transfusion department, PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India. Analysis of the deferrals
more » ... of the deferrals showed that temporary deferral (76.19%) was more common than permanent deferral (23.81%). The most common reasons for permanent deferral in blood donors was hypertension and causes among temporary deferrals were anaemia, underweight, medication etc. Thus, it is important to evaluate the reasons of blood donor deferral. All the potential donors deferred for temporary reasons should be counselled and educated about the reason of deferral and encouraged to return again later to ensure the availability of safe and adequate supply of blood.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v6i6.56 fatcat:o6tnkhj6mngq3bnayq6xunwzju