Indian Journal of Public Health

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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


A Kurl1, V Berry3, Jasbir Dhanoa2, A Masih3 
1 Intern, Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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A Kurl
Intern, Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kurl A, Berry V, Dhanoa J, Masih A. Seropositivity of HBsAg, anti HCV and anti HIV among blood donors: A comparative study on three years of 5 Years interval.Indian J Public Health 2007;51:41-42


How to cite this URL:
Kurl A, Berry V, Dhanoa J, Masih A. Seropositivity of HBsAg, anti HCV and anti HIV among blood donors: A comparative study on three years of 5 Years interval. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2007 [cited 2019 Aug 18 ];51:41-42
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