Sero-prevalence of Transfusion Transmissible Infections among Voluntary Blood Donors of Khulna Medical College Hospital

  • SM Tushar Alom Department of Transfusion Medicine, Khulna Medical College Hospital, Khulna
  • Kanak Jyoti Mondal Registrar, Department of Medicine, Khulna Medical College Hospital, Khulna
  • Shirin Tarafder Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Farah Anjum Sonia Medical Officer, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Poritosh Kumar Chowdhury Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Khulna Medical College Hospital, Khulna
  • Md Shoriful Islam Resident, Department of Nephrology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Keywords: Transfusion Transmitted infection(TTI), Seroprevalence, Voluntary donors.

Abstract

Transfusion transmitted infections (TTI) are a great concern of safety for patients. Blood transfusion is a lifesaving procedure but always caries a potential risk of infections.The present study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of infectious disease markers and frequency in males and females of various age groups among healthy blood donors. A retrospective review of donor record over a period of 2 years between 2015 to2016 was done at the department of transfusion medicine Khulna medical college Hospital, Khulna, Bangladesh.Among the total 37,266 donors,358(0.96%) donors were infected and therefore not suitable for blood donations.HBV was found to be the most frequent infection with a total frequency of 0.72% followed by TP (0.20%), HCV (0.03%) and HIV (0.01%). None of the blood samples showed positivity for malarial parasite.Majority of the seropositive donors, (47.96%) were in the age group of 26 to 35 years followed by 29.47% in 18 to 25 years’ age group.

Bangladesh Med J. 2017 May; 46 (2): 16-21

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2019-02-14
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Alom, S., Mondal, K., Tarafder, S., Sonia, F., Chowdhury, P., & Islam, M. S. (2019). Sero-prevalence of Transfusion Transmissible Infections among Voluntary Blood Donors of Khulna Medical College Hospital. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 46(2), 16-21. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v46i2.40212
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