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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 205-209

Utilisation pattern of blood in a teaching hospital of Kolkata

1 Principal, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Project Officer, UNICEF, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, B.S. Medical College, Bankura, India
5 PGT (MD) AIIH&PH, Kolkata, India

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An annual utilisation of blood transfusion services at several depts. of R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata were assessed among a sample of 3122 patients selected by Systematic Random Sampling Technique from the register made available in the blood bank there. Record analysis revealed that overall 79.4% of supplied blood units were actually transfused, wastage of 21.6%. Wastage was maximum in the Department of Gynae & Obstetrics (33.11%) and Surgery (32.87%). Only single unit of blood was requisitioned and transfused for 5.44% & 30.90% of the patients respectively. Most common indications of blood transfusion were for surgical cases (37.92%), followed by anaemia (34.80%) and haemorrhage (26.92%). The use of blood and blood products merit attention, apparisal and instructional guideing accordingly.

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