Global Journal of Transfusion Medicine

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-

Status of deferred donors during fasting month in Bangladesh


Tashmim Farhana Dipta1, Ahmed Zahid Hossain1, Md Ashadul Islam2,  
1 From the Department of Transfusion Medicine and Hematology, Institute of Research and Rehabilitation of Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College, Panthapath, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2 From the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Square Hospitals Limited, Panthapath, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Correspondence Address:
Md Ashadul Islam
From the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Square Hospitals Limited, Panthapath, Dhaka
Bangladesh




How to cite this article:
Dipta TF, Hossain AZ, Islam MA. Status of deferred donors during fasting month in Bangladesh.Glob J Transfus Med 2016;1:36-36


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Dipta TF, Hossain AZ, Islam MA. Status of deferred donors during fasting month in Bangladesh. Glob J Transfus Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Sep 26 ];1:36-36
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Full Text

Sir,

Replacement blood donors are about 70% in Bangladesh, but there is a dearth of information on donor deferral during the fasting month of Ramadan. Hence, a month long prospective pilot study was conducted at the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation of Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders during Ramadan fasting month for the Muslims, from June 30, 2014, to July 28, 2014. Our study incorporated randomly selected, nondiabetic, viral markers negative 291 replacement blood donors who had Rhesus “D” positive blood. Among them, 261 (89.69%) were male, and 30 participants (10.31%) were female.

History and consents had been taken as per the World Health Organization protocol and national transfusion policy.

Our findings showed only 3.09% were deferred donors, which showed similarity with Rabeya et al. study which had a deferal rate of 5.6%. We had higher deferral rate in female (89.28%) and low blood pressure among them. Our findings were also different from an Indian study, where males were predominant in deferred participants (89.47%).[1],[2]

Finally, distribution of ABO blood groups of Rhesus “D” positive replacement blood donors showed a frequency as follows: A (37%) <B (32%) <AB (13%) <O (6%). Our results also showed differences with Nepali and a Bangladeshi studies in this perspective.[3],[4]

Our observation showed that further study including a large participants may be done, to see the glycemic status and association of blood pressure among them during this fasting month.

Financial Support and Sponsorship

IBTA, Ministry of National Health Services, Government of Pakistan.

Conflicts of Interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

References

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2Bahadur S, Jain S, Goel RK, Pahuja S, Jain M. Analysis of blood donor deferral characteristics in Delhi, India. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2009;40:1087-91.
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4Dipta TF, Kamrojjaman M, Rahman SM, Akhter P, Jahan N, Sultan M, et al. ABO and rhesus D blood grouping prevalence and polymorphism among blood donors in a tertiary specialized diabetic hospital in Dhaka city. Banglad J Transfus Med 2012;3:4-10.