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Notification of transfusion transmitted infection

Lincoln P Choudhury, Shailaja Tetali

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2008.022


Abstract

The National Blood Policy of India, 2002, advocates the disclosure of results of transfusion transmitted infections (TTI) to blood donors. However, in the absence of well-defined notification processes, and in order to avoid serious consequences resulting from unguided disclosure, blood bank personnel discard blood tdat is TTI-positive. We report on a survey of 105 voluntary blood donors in Kerala. Only two out of tdree participants had filled the donor form in the last year. Only half were aware tdat the blood bank was supposed to inform them if they tested positive for TTI. Fifty-seven per cent of donors wanted to be informed every time they donated blood, irrespective of a positive or negative result.

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