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voluntary blood donation

Antoine Haddad, Tarek Bou Assi, Olivier Garraud
Unlike their Western counterparts, some of the Eastern/Southern Mediterranean countries lack centralized coordinated blood transfusion services leading to an unequal blood safety level. This was recently highlighted by a recent World Health Organization (WHO) regional committee report in which WHO urges these countries to establish and implement a national blood system with well-coordinated blood transfusion activities and to make attempts to reach 100% voluntary non-remunerated blood donation. The objective is thus to meet the same levels or standards as Western countries in term of self-sufficiency and blood safety...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
Calleb George Onyango, Lilian Ogonda, Bernard Guyah, Peter Okoth, Clement Shiluli, Felix Humwa, Vallarie Opollo
OBJECTIVE: Since the implementation of a series of blood donation safety improvements in Kenya, information about seroprevalence and determinants of transfusion transmissible infections among voluntary blood donors especially in high HIV burden regions of Homabay, Kisumu and Siaya counties remain scanty. A cross-sectional study examining HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C virus sero-markers and associated determinants was conducted among voluntary blood donors. Their demographic characteristics and previous risk exposure were recorded in a pre-donation questionnaire, while blood samples collected were screened for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency viruses by ELISA and RPR (syphilis), then confirmed using CMIA...
March 12, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Akanksha Rawat, Preeti Diwaker, Priyanka Gogoi, Bharat Singh
Background & objectives: Transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs) are the major problem associated with blood transfusion. Accurate estimates of risk of TTIs are essential for monitoring the safety of blood supply. The present study was undertaken to determine the percentage of voluntary donors (VDs) and replacement donors (RDs) and also, to estimate and compare the seroprevalence and changing trends of TTIs amongst VDs and RDs in a regional blood transfusion centre in north India...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
S Saha, B Chandra
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to fill the gap in the literature by conducting a comprehensive research on Indian donor's intention towards voluntary blood donation in India. The study attempts to conceptualize and validate an integrative framework incorporating voluntary function inventory (VFI) in the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) model with the purpose tomeasure the voluntary blood donation intention. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Structural equation modeling (SEM) has been used to rigorously test the hypothesized interrelationships among the underlying motives influencing voluntary blood donation intention...
February 19, 2018: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
Saba Tariq, Sundus Tariq, Shireen Jawed, Saffee Tariq
OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge, practices and attitude of medical students towards blood donation. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan, from April to August 2016, and comprised female medical students. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed. A structured questionnaire was included as data-collection tool. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 20. RESULTS: Of the 500 students, 469(93...
January 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Benjamin W Dean, Sarah N Hewitt, Morgan C Begos, Angela Gomez, Locksley L McV Messam
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the associations of nationality, university program, donation history and gender, with blood donation barriers experienced by non-donating students on the day of a campus blood drive. This project focused particularly on nationality and the effect of the different blood donation cultures in the students' countries of origin. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 398 North American and Caribbean university students was conducted at St. George's University, Grenada, in 2010...
November 22, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
A Carver, K Chell, T E Davison, B M Masser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Effective recruitment and retention of male donors are vital for the ongoing provision of blood products. Compared with females, male donors are less likely to be medically deferred or experience vasovagal reactions and are typically preferred for plasmapheresis donation in voluntary non-remunerated settings. However, females outnumber males among donors aged under 40 years. This systematic review aimed to synthesize evidence and identify key motivators for blood donation among males to inform targeted recruitment/retention campaigns...
December 15, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
André Loua, Janaki Sonoo, Laurent Musango, Jean Baptiste Nikiema, Thomas Lapnet-Moustapha
In 2001, the WHO Office for Africa adopted a strategy for blood safety defining four targets. This paper describes the progress made by Mauritius in the implementation of this strategy. The blood safety indicators were collected and compared with the norms recommended by WHO. The country has formulated its blood policy and developed a strategic plan for its implementation since 2004. The total number of blood donations increased from 31,228 in 2002 to 43,742 in 2016, giving an annual blood collection rate evolving from 26...
2017: Journal of Blood Transfusion
Y M Cai, Y J Song, H Liu, F C Hong
Objective: To investigate the factors associated with syphilis/HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) maintaining a single sexual partner in Shenzhen. Methods: Respondent driven sampling and snowball sampling method were used to recruit MSM receiving voluntary counseling and testing in Shenzhen Rainbow clinic from 2011 to 2016. INCLUSION CRITERIA: aged 18 years and above; reported having one or more anal sexual partners in the recent 6 months. A total of 3 109 men who have sex with men (MSM) were involved in the study...
November 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
Kathleen Chell, Tanya E Davison, Barbara Masser, Kyle Jensen
BACKGROUND: Incentives are often used to enhance the effectiveness of recruitment and retention campaigns targeting blood donors. However, the degree to which incentives succeed in attracting and facilitating repeat donation is unclear. A systematic literature review, following PRISMA guidelines, investigated the existing empirical evidence regarding the use of monetary and nonmonetary incentives within blood donation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A comprehensive search of relevant databases identified a total of 71 papers for inclusion in the review for defining and operationalizing incentives (Objective 1), of which nine papers empirically investigated attitudes toward incentives (Objective 2), 31 papers investigated the impact on blood donation behavior (Objective 3), and eight papers investigated the impact on blood safety (Objective 4)...
November 6, 2017: Transfusion
A Qureshi
India, a country of 1.3 billion is still yearning for just 12 million units of blood and facing a shortage of 10%; this seemingly small number has claimed many lives, particularly in the less developed parts of the country. The root cause of the problem, although not defined clearly, can be ascertained from the survey reports from different parts of the country targeted to analyze the knowledge, attitude and practices related to blood donation. Most of these reports are coherent in their findings and report the existence of the fallacious perceptions about blood donation even after six decades of the initiation of voluntary blood donation practices...
October 12, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
J P Shrivastava, S Singh
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October 11, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
Y Wang, Z Wu, Y H Yin, S Q Rao, B Liu, X Q Huang, X X Liu, W H Li, S L Ye, S Y Li, X C Yu, D R Wu, J Xu, Z K Wang, R Zhang, C Q Li
BACKGROUND: Garzê and Aba form the second largest Tibetan-inhabited area of China. Blood services have never been reported for this region before. OBJECTIVE: To assess the current situation and analyse whether a safe and adequate blood supply has been developed in both Garzê and Aba. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal survey covering the period 2011-2016. The subjects of interest were recruited from non-remunerated voluntary donation, blood testing, clinical transfusion practices and infrastructure of local blood service systems...
September 25, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
Fathima Ayyalil, Greg Irwin, Bryony Ross, Michael Manolis, Anoop K Enjeti
BACKGROUND: Expiry of red blood cell (RBC) units is a significant contributor to wastage of precious voluntary donations. Effective strategies aimed at optimal resource utilization are required to minimize wastage. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed the strategic measures implemented to reduce expiry of RBC units in an Australian tertiary regional hospital. The measures, which included inventory rearrangement, effective stock rotation, and the number of emergency courier services required during a 24-month period, were evaluated...
December 2017: Transfusion
Adam C Winters, Douglas Tremblay, Suzanne Arinsburg, John Mascarenhas, Thomas D Schiano
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a genetic disorder of iron metabolism which may lead to iron overload. Clinical penetrance is low, however those afflicted may develop cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, diabetes mellitus and cardiomyopathy. Treatment involves regular phlebotomy to reduce the systemic iron burden. In many countries-including the United States-numerous blood centers do not accept donated blood obtained from HH patients during therapeutic phlebotomy and there are inconsistent positions regarding this globally...
September 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
S Sultan, M I Nasir, S Rafiq, M A Baig, S Akbani, S M Irfan
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion safety commences with healthy donor recruitment. The threat of transfusion transmitted infections is greatly minimized by serological tools but not entirely eliminated. Recently, nucleic-acid testing for blood donor screening has virtually eliminated this jeopardy. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted from February 2015 to February 2016. Samples from seronegative donors were run on multiplex assay (Cobas, S-201 system platform, Roche) in a batch of six [MP-NAT]...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
Simon M D Jørgensen, Mette M Hansen, Christian Erikstrup, Jens F Dahlerup, Christian L Hvas
BACKGROUND: Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is currently being established as a second-line treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. FMT is further being considered for other infectious and inflammatory conditions. Safe and reproducible methods for donor screening, laboratory processing and clinical application of FMT are warranted. METHODS: Here, we describe the development of a complete clinical application framework for FMT. The framework has been developed to comply with the European Tissue Act, thus considering donor faeces for FMT comparable to a human tissue and not a drug...
November 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
N Sousos, S Sfyridou, D Adamidou, T-A Vyzantiadis, M Karadosidou, A Filippou, T Karafoulidou, M Chouridi, S Theodoridou
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of voluntary blood donation (BD) among the non-physician health-care workers of our institution, to investigate the relationship between these parameters and to determine the predictors of BD practice. BACKGROUND: KAP surveys provide a popular context-specific evidence base for the development of blood transfusion services' strategies and interventions to promote voluntary, non-remunerated BD...
July 19, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
Wei He, Xiaoxu Han, Minghui An, Yanqiu Hai, Le Chang, Chao Liu, Lunan Wang, Hong Shang
In this study, a novel CRF01_AE/07_BC HIV-1 recombinant form, with five breakpoints in the pol, vpr, env, and nef gene regions, was identified from a voluntary blood donor in North China. Our study showed that this HIV-1 recombinant form might be a second-generation recombinant form from two predominant strains in the men who have sex with men (MSM) population, with the CRF07_BC fragments belonging to a CRF07_BC lineage specific to Chinese MSM and the CRF01_AE fragments belonging to the CRF01_AE lineage 5 common among MSM in northern China...
December 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Zufishan Batool, Saadia Haroon Durrani, Shazia Tariq
BACKGROUND: Aim of the study: The aim of the study was to find out the frequency of Hepatitis B Hepatitis C, Syphilis, HIV and malaria in apparently healthy blood donors and to find out any association between ABO and Rh blood groups. METHODS: It was a descriptive study carried out at Rehman Medical Institute laboratory. All blood donors who volunteered for blood donation from Jan 2008 to Dec 2014 were reviewed for blood groups and screening tests. Those who were eligible were then screened for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis and malaria on Architect 8200i through chemiluminescent immunoassay whereas malaria was screened by a thin film...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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