Serological findings amongst first-time blood donors in Yaoundé, Cameroon: is safe donation a reality or a myth?

@article{Mbanya2003SerologicalFA,
  title={Serological findings amongst first-time blood donors in Yaound{\'e}, Cameroon: is safe donation a reality or a myth?},
  author={Dora Mbanya and D Takam and Peter Martins Ndumbe},
  journal={Transfusion medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={
          267-73
        }
}
Blood safety remains an issue of major concern in transfusion medicine in developing countries where national blood transfusion services and policies, appropriate infrastructure, trained personnel and financial resources are lacking. This is aggravated by the predominance of family and replacement, rather than regular benevolent, nonremunerated donors. Thus, in order to identify and encourage healthy, regular and benevolent nonremunerated donors, consenting first-time blood donors in the Yaound… CONTINUE READING
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