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Estimation of Serum Ferritin - An Index of  Preclinical Iron Deficiency State in Voluntary Male Blood Donors - A Cross-Sectional Study
Sujatha* and I.J. V. Pradeep Vaiz
Department of Physiology, Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Nowadays, blood safety has become a common topic and research arena for medical fraternity. But, the donor safety after blood donation is yet to be answered with detailed studies. So, we planned for a study of body iron stores in voluntary male blood donors based on their frequency of donation and total life time donation. 72 study subjects were divided into four groups based on their frequency of donations. Serum ferritin level was estimated using quantitative turbidimetric method with semi-automated analyzer and difference was compared among the groups. P value <0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. It showed a considerable decrease in mean ferritin values of those voluntary blood donors who had an increase in frequency of blood donation. To conclude, the aim of our health services should not be in reaching the desired target rather, it should increase the voluntary donor pool to meet the demands. This could provide a healthy voluntary blood donor pool in our society.

Keywords: Voluntary blood donors, donation frequency, serum ferritin, hemoglobin, iron deficiency.
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How to cite this article:

Sujatha, B.,  and I.J. V. Pradeep Vaiz. 2016. Estimation of Serum Ferritin - An Index of  Preclinical Iron Deficiency State in Voluntary Male Blood Donors - A Cross-Sectional Study.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(4): 180-184
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.404.022