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Analysis of mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular haemoglobin value of blood donors rejected for low haemoglobin at Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, India.
Örebro University, Department of Clinical Medicine.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Iron deficiency anaemia is the most common anaemia in India and nutritional iron deficiency is the cause of 90 % of the anaemias. MCV and MCH values below reference ranges indicate iron deficiency anaemia.

The aim of this study was to analyze the MCV and MCH values in blood donors rejected for low haemoglobin to find out if they are anaemic. Then, based on the results, discuss if there’s a possibility to lower the cut off value for haemoglobin in blood donations at Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, India.

The blood bank at CMCH uses the copper sulphate method only to determine if the haemoglobin value is below or over 125 g/l, which is the cut off value for donating blood in India. The normal ranges for haemoglobin are 110 - 150 g/l for women and 130 - 170 g/l for men at CMCH which means that the hospital looses several healthy blood donors unnecessarily.

The results of this study show that if the haemoglobin cut off value is lowered to 115 g/l,

66.4 % of the rejected donors will still have a normal MCV and MCH value. Among the women, there are 85.7 % who have MCV and MCH values within reference range which speaks for a lowering of the Hb cut off value for women to 115 g/l. For men however, there were only 30 % that were within the MCV and MCH reference range and therefore a lowering of the Hb cut off value is not justified.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
heamoglobin cut off value, iron deficiency anaemia, blood donation
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Hematology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-4899OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-4899DiVA: diva2:139201
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Available from: 2009-07-13 Created: 2009-07-13 Last updated: 2009-12-02Bibliographically approved

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