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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 14, Issue 3, April 2015 pp 497-498

Research Article

Blood donor adverse reactions

Krishnamoorthy R1, Ashwin A2, Panicker V K3

{1Associate Professor, 2Senior Research Fellow, 3Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine}

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai-600116, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

Blood donors are the backbone of a blood transfusion service (BTS). Ensuring the safety of blood donors is of utmost importance. Efforts should be taken to promote voluntary non-remunerated regular repeat blood donation (VNRRBD) in order to improve blood safety. If the donors are ensured of a pleasant experience during blood donation they will be motivated to become regular repeat donors. This can be accomplished by way of preventing adverse reactions in the donor. Donor adverse reactions are generally mild. In this study, the most common adverse reaction observed was vasovagal reaction (VVR).