Background: Periodic review and evaluation of the transfusion practices is essential to ensure a quality blood bank services.
Aims and Objectives: To study the demographic and clinical characteristics of blood transfusion recipients in the tertiary care hospital.
Materials and methods: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study carried out in the blood bank of a tertiary care hospital where the received requisition forms were reviewed for a period of three years (2015-2018).
Results: Of the 10072 transfusion requisition recipients, majority, 6133(60.9%) were females and 4996(49.6%) belonged to the age group 18-40years of age. Major indications for transfusion were 4588(45.6%) need during surgeries followed by 3331(33.1%) for hematological conditionsand595(5.9%) were emergency transfusions
Conclusion: It is essential for all stakeholders involved in the transfusion should be aware of the characteristics of the transfusion recipients, their indications for the transfusions and standard guidelines for transfusion to ensure a quality transfusion services.
How to cite this article:
Mourouguessine Vimal, Balla Rakesh, Anandabaskar Nishanthi. Demographic and clinical profile of blood transfusion recipients of a tertiary care hospital. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2019;2(2):14-16. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2019.v2.i2a.72