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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE   JULY 2010 , Volume 15 , Number 49; Page(s) 31 To 36.
 
Paper: 

DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF BLOOD TRANSMITTED VIRAL INFECTIONS IN QOM BLOOD DONORS AFTER BARN EARTHQUAKE

 
 
Author(s):  MARDANI A.*, GHANBARI S., SHAHSAVARANI M., SAHAMI ZIBAFAR M., MARDANI H.
 
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Abstract: 
Background and Objectives: The most important goal of Blood Transfusion Organization is to provide and supply safe and sufficient blood. The awareness of blood transmitted infections prevalence in blood donors that in emergency conditions for example earthquake blood were donated, be could indicator effectiveness of blood donors selection methods and generally education programs of Blood Transfusion Organization. This study was carried out to determine and comparison demographic characteristics, donation type and prevalence of blood transmitted viral infections in Qom blood donors during 48 hours after Barn earthquake (5-6 Daymah, 1382) and other days of 1382 year.
Materials and methods: In this Cross-sectional Retrospective study, the comprehensive data bank of Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) was used to collect the number of blood donors, donation type (first-time, repeat and regular), demographic characteristics (sex, age, marriage status, occupation and education level) and confirmated results of HBs-Ag, HCV-Ab and HIV-Ab tests of Qom blood donors that blood had donated during 1382 year (according to Iranian calendar). Data were analyzed by applying SPSS software and Chi-square statistical test.
Results: Prevalence of HBV, HCV and HIV infections in Qom blood donors during 1382 year subtraction fifth and sixth days of Daymah the same year (26-27 December, 2003) were 1.06, 0.28 and 0.006 percent respectively; whereas, prevalence of HBV infection in blood donors of abovementioned two-days was 0.58 percent and none of blood donors weren't infected with HIV and HCV. The number of first-time and regular blood donors, married and self-employed during 48 hours after Barn earthquake with significant statistical difference (P<0.05) were more in comparison with other days of 1382 year.
 
Keyword(s): DESPITE FREQUENCY OF BLOOD DONATION CANDIDATES IN EMERGENCY CONDITIONS, IT SEEMS THAT BLOOD DONORS SELECTION METHODS IN IRANIAN BLOOD TRANSFUSION ORGANIZATION WERE EFFECTIVENESS
 
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