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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-42

Seropositivity of HBsAg, anti HCV and anti HIV among blood donors: A comparative study on three years of 5 Years interval


1 Intern, Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
4 Department of Pharmacology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Intern, Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
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Blood safety comprises the provision of safe, adequate and quality blood components to the needy patients. A total of 6,179 donation were reviewed with 2377, 1561 and 2241 donations occurring in June to July in 1993, 1998 and 2003 respectively. Majority of the donors were males. 94.38% donors were in the age group of 18 - 45 years. The seropositivity of HBV infection declined over the three years but HCV and HIV infections showed an increase in 2003 following an initial decrease in 1998.


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