Blood safety is important thing to consider in blood banks. Donor selection is very important part of blood banking.
Aim: The aim of the study is evaluation and interpretation of deferral data of voluntary non remunerated blood donors and to apply these data for recruitment of temporary deferral and to reduce hazard by making registry of permanent donors as well compare these data with previous studies.
Materials and methods: Retrospective study of blood donors was done at GMERS himmatnagar for one year from January 2018 to December 2018. Donor deferral data was analyzed from indoor and outdoor donor forms and registers.
Results: Total 3054 potential blood donors were screened. Of the total 3054 screened, 2762 (90.43%) were accepted for blood donation and 292 (9.56%) were deferred. Total number of temporary deferral was 252 and permanent deferral was 40.
Discussion: In our study the deferral rate was 9.56%.In order to lessen the loss of blood donors and future recruitment of potential temporary blood donors this study was conducted. Low hemoglobin was the commonest cause of temporary deferral. The commonest age group of deferral is 18-25 years age group.
Conclusion: Deferral is a burden and stress upon young donors. Temporary donor should be encouraged for donation after period of deferral is over. Donor registry should also be made for identifying reason of deferral in future.