Transfusion transmitted infections – A retrospective analysis from the National Blood Transfusion Service in Eritrea

@inproceedings{Fessehaye2011TransfusionTI,
  title={Transfusion transmitted infections – A retrospective analysis from the National Blood Transfusion Service in Eritrea},
  author={Nahom Fessehaye and Durgadas Govind Naik and Tesfay Fessehaye},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The emergence of transfusion transmitted infection (TTI) especially HIV/AIDS has created a huge obstacle in ensuring blood safety. To assess the situation in Eritrea, we carried out a retrospective study of 29,501 blood donors for the prevalence of TTI's i.e. HIV, HBV, HCV and Syphilis. METHODS The study population included all donors who donated blood from January 2006 to November 2009. The data was collected from the National Blood Transfusion Services (NTBS) of Eritrea and… CONTINUE READING
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