Indian Journal of Public Health

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2004  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 205--209

Utilisation pattern of blood in a teaching hospital of Kolkata


J Mitra1, K Mitra2, S Nandy3, RN Roy3, PK Mandal4, R Biswas5 
1 Principal, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Project Officer, UNICEF, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, B.S. Medical College, Bankura, India
5 PGT (MD) AIIH&PH, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
R N Roy
71, Purbachal Main Road, Kolkata-700078
India

An annual utilisation of blood transfusion services at several depts. of R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata were assessed among a sample of 3122 patients selected by Systematic Random Sampling Technique from the register made available in the blood bank there. Record analysis revealed that overall 79.4% of supplied blood units were actually transfused, wastage of 21.6%. Wastage was maximum in the Department of Gynae & Obstetrics (33.11%) and Surgery (32.87%). Only single unit of blood was requisitioned and transfused for 5.44% & 30.90% of the patients respectively. Most common indications of blood transfusion were for surgical cases (37.92%), followed by anaemia (34.80%) and haemorrhage (26.92%). The use of blood and blood products merit attention, apparisal and instructional guideing accordingly.


How to cite this article:
Mitra J, Mitra K, Nandy S, Roy R N, Mandal P K, Biswas R. Utilisation pattern of blood in a teaching hospital of Kolkata.Indian J Public Health 2004;48:205-209


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Mitra J, Mitra K, Nandy S, Roy R N, Mandal P K, Biswas R. Utilisation pattern of blood in a teaching hospital of Kolkata. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2004 [cited 2019 Nov 18 ];48:205-209
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