Blood transfusion in developing countries: problems, priorities and practicalities.

  title={Blood transfusion in developing countries: problems, priorities and practicalities.},
  author={D J Wake and William A M Cutting},
  journal={Tropical doctor},
  volume={28 1},
The acute medical services could not exist without blood transfusions--life-savers in many situations. But transfusions can also be a quick and easy route for the transmission of infectious agents such as HIV, HBV, HCV and malaria. Infection through blood supply is a major issue in all countries but particularly in those with economic constraints which limit safety. This study was carried out in India (March-May 1997) and involved centres in Delhi, Calcutta and Vellore. It examined many aspects… CONTINUE READING

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