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IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and Oncology

Overnight transfusion of blood at a tertiary care center

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Author Details : Balaji T G*, Shashikala P, Sanjana S K

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 256-259

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Indtoduction: Overnight transfusion in non-emergency situations disrupts the sleep of the recipient and
his neighbouring patients. Sleep affects wellbeing of the patient, leading to poor outcome of patient. This
study was conducted to evaluate overnight packed red blood cell transfusions in our hospital which is a
tertiary care centre.
Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study conducted at a tertiary care
teaching hospital. It was done over a period of one year from September 2018 to August 2019. The
overnight transfusion time interval considered was between 8 PM to 8 AM.
Result: During this period of study 988 patients were issued a total of 1,180 units of PRBC. Male to
Female ratio of the issued units was 1.3:1. Predominant blood group of PRBC units issued was O positive
379(32.1%). Majority of PRBC units were issued between 8.00 PM to 12.00 AM 658(55.8%). Most
common indication for PRBC issue was Anaemia 692(58.6%).
Conclusion: Majority of packed red blood cells issued for transfusion during overnight hours was for
anaemia cases, these transfusions can be done during regular working hours. All the hospitals should have
guidelines for overnight transfusions.

Keywords: Overnight transfusion, Packed Red Blood Cell, Transfusion.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jdpo.2019.053

How to cite : Balaji T G, Shashikala P, Sanjana S K, Overnight transfusion of blood at a tertiary care center. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2019;4(4):256-259

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