Sadia Sultan | Pakistan

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Sadia Sultan

Laboratory services, Consultant Hematologist, National Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan


  • Research   
    An Insight into Donor Blood Unit’s Wastage in a Hospited Blood Bank from Pakistan
    Author(s): Sadia Sultan*, Samar Abbas Jaffri, Syed Muhammad Irfan, Syed Muhammad Usman, Sheeza Nadeem, Usman Waheed and Hasan Abbas Zaheer

    Objective: Blood supplies in developing countries are often limited and blood wastage in low socio-economic countries usually led to a very serious consequence. Therefore, we analyzed the wastage of blood products amid limited supply to identify areas where apposite intervention could be employed to avoid such wastage. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on the wastage of blood products during the years 2015-2016 at our tertiary care hospital. Donor’s demographical data includes name, age, gender; contact number, and type of donor (replacement or voluntary) were recorded on a structured questionnaire. All donors were selected according to established inclusion criteria considering age (≥ 18 years), body weight (≥ 50 g/dL), hemoglobin levels (≥ 12.5 g/dl), various reasons for the blood wastage were noted and recorded. The data were analyzed using IBM statistic.. Read More»

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