Blood donation and patterns of use in southeastern Nigeria.

@article{Emeribe1993BloodDA,
  title={Blood donation and patterns of use in southeastern Nigeria.},
  author={Anthony Emeribe and A O Ejele and E E Attai and Esien Usanga},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1993},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          330-2
        }
}
A retrospective study of donor blood availability and patterns of use from 1984 through 1988 was conducted in a 400-bed university teaching hospital in Nigeria by extraction of data from the master registers for blood donors and recipients. Blood transfusion requests, number of persons who underwent phlebotomy, number of crossmatches performed, and blood use increased each year during the period of study. Average wastage rate and crossmatch-to-transfusion ratio were 3.5 percent and 1.61… CONTINUE READING
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