Study on Day Care Transfusion Services in Transfusion Medicine Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital

Authors

  • Farida Parvin Assistant Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine & Clinical Haematology, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Ashadul Islam Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, BSMMU, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tashmim Farhana Dipta Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine & Clinical Haematology, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Danish Arefin Biswas Associate Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Fakruddin Bhuiyan Professor, Department of Hematology, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Bepasha Naznin Transfusion Medicine Specialist, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Asgar Ali Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • - Md Wasim Medical Officer, Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Romana Chowdhury Phase-B, Resident, Dept. of Transfusion Medicine, BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Nazmul Hasan Assistant professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v48i2.51290

Keywords:

Transfusion Service, Day Care unit (DCU), Blood Components, Clinical transfusion practice

Abstract

Transfusion of blood components and derivatives in day care unit is an eminent part of management of transfusion dependent patients. Day care transfusion service is an alternative to hospital admission and beneficial for those patients who receive blood more frequently for their survival. The aim of present study is to assess Transfusion Services provided in a Day Care Unit (DCU) of a tertiary care hospital. This study was carried out in DCU of Transfusion Medicine Department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, (BSMMU), in Dhaka during January to December 2014. Data were collected from record registers. Recorded retrospective data were analyzed as percentage and proportion. Total recipients were 718. Among those 424 (59.05%) were male and 294 (40.95%) were female and 562 (78.27%) were between 10 to 40 years. A total of 8587 units of blood components were used during this period. Red Cell Concentrate was most commonly utilized product 6388 (74.39%)  followed by FFP 1360 (15.83%), Platelet Concentrate 544 (6.33%), Whole blood 260 (3.05%) and Cryoprecipitate 35(0.40%). Transfusion was required more frequently in thalassaemic 365(50.88%) patients. Haemophilia 77(10.72%) and aplastic anaemia patients 49 (6.82%) were next high. The main transfusion reaction observed during transfusion was febrile non-haemolytic reactions. For increasing use of specific blood product and hassle free transfusion services this kind of day care unit services should be strengthened. Long term study of this kind will help us to develop safe clinical transfusion practice.

Bangladesh Med J. 2019 May; 48 (2): 28-31

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2019-05-30

How to Cite

Parvin, F., Islam, M. A., Dipta, T. F., Biswas, D. A., Bhuiyan, F., Naznin, B., Md Wasim, .-., Chowdhury, R., & Hasan, M. N. (2019). Study on Day Care Transfusion Services in Transfusion Medicine Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 48(2), 28–31. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v48i2.51290

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