Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online:85
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-127

Are we missing out something in donor notification?


Department of Transfusion Medicine, Blk Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mitu Dogra
Department of Transfusion Medicine, Blk Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/GJTM.GJTM_25_18

Rights and Permissions

Background: Donor notification is an integral part of any blood collection facility. But regarding DAT positive donors there are no standard guidelines to notify them or to refer them to any clinician. Aim of this study was to suggest possible ways to manage DAT positive donors. Material and Methods: This was a retrospective study extended over past 5 years from 2013-2017 in a tertiary care health center. All whole blood donations were tested for ABO Rh, irregular antibody, HIV, HBV, HCV, SYPHILIS, and Malaria parasite. At the time of blood request if crossmatch came incomnpatible and antibody screen was negative we do DAT of the unit and if it comes positive then DAT work up was done. Result: Of total 55,310 donations, Twenty-two (0.04%) donors were DAT positive. From DAT positive donors, in 72% of cases IgG alone was responsible for DAT positivity of the unit, and in 18% of cases, involved IgG was subtyped as I gG1/IgG3. Conclusion: With the evidence of a significantly increased risk of cancer, especially hematologic malignancies, among blood donors with a positive DAT, donor notification is suggested. There should be a standardized protocol across the country about donor notification to avoid confusion and variations seen in different blood collection facilities.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed125    
    Printed9    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded21    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal