Prevalence of markers of transfusion transmissible diseases in voluntary and replacement blood donors.


BACKGROUND Transfusion of safe blood requires a safe donor. The voluntary donor movement encompasses the concept of a donor who is free from transfusion transmissible infections. It is now mandatory to screen blood for hepatitis B surface antigen, antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2, antibodies to hepatitis C virus, syphilis and malarial parasites. METHODS… (More)


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