Delayed Adverse Reaction.
Counselling of Donor and Staff.
Management of Delayed Adverse Reaction.
Incidence of Delayed Adverse Reaction.
Blood donation has a remarkable safety record and most of the donors have a good experience or only mild symptoms after blood donation were noted. Although even a very low rate of reactions may have gloomy effect diminishing their fondness to donate again. The main aim of our study was to determine the incidence and to analyze how various donor demographic factors tend to be associated with delayed adverse donor reactions (ADR).
Material and methods
The prospective observational study was conducted in Department of Immuno-hematology and Blood Transfusion of tertiary care hospital. All the whole blood donors, who gave consent to participate in the study were contacted telephonically after 24 hours and day 7 after donation. The donor who couldn’t be contacted telephonically, was tried again at an interval of four hours in a day for two consecutive days before declaring the participant to be non-responder.
A total of 2495 (92.4%) blood donors experienced delayed ADRs. The commonest delayed ADRs reported were generalized weakness (24.6%), bruises (24.2%) followed by painful arm (14.5%). Females, first-time blood donors, donors with low BMI and donors engaged in manual labor were more vulnerable to develop any adverse reactions.
Blood donors can experience delayed ADRs. It is important to prevent these reactions especially in susceptible donors. Proper awareness and training to the staff was provided to minimize the incidence of ADR.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Delayed Donor reaction, Blood donor, Bruises, Thrombophlebitis
Abbreviations : IARs, DARs, GW