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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-44

HIV, Hepatitis B and C infection status of the blood donors in a blood bank of a tertiary health care centre of Orissa


Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, India

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M Panda
Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack
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A record based retrospective study was conducted at the blood bank of SCB Medical College, Cuttack. All the donors who had donated blood from June to December 2005 were considered. 91.7%of the donors were males and majority belonged to 21-30 years age group. 1.98% of the donors were positive for hepatitis C, 1.13% for hepatitis B and 0.35% for HIV. For HBV infection, majority belonged to 31-40 years age group. But for HCV and HIV infection more were in the 21-30 year age group. Significantly more number of exchange donors was positive for HBV and HCV in comparison to voluntary donors in blood bank and camp. No voluntary donors from the camp were HIV positive.


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