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Distribution and Association of Hypertension, Obesity, Diabetes and Transfusion Transmitted Infections with ABO and Rh Blood Groups in Blood Donors at King Saud Hospital, Unaizah, Saudi Arabia

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.086
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This study sought out to evaluate the prevalence rates of metabolic syndrome and transfusion transmitted infections among blood donors at King Saud Hospital, Unaizah, Saudi Arabia and the possible associations with ABO and Rh blood group system. Significant associations were detected between obesity and overweight with ABO blood group, whereas no associations were observed with hypertension or diabetes

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Objective: To evaluate the prevalence rates of metabolic syndromes (MS) and transfusion transmitted infections (TTIs) among blood donors and study their associations with ABO and Rh blood groups.

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15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2019

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Anaemia in Urban Male Replacement Blood Donors: A Cause for Concern

DOI: 
10.7727/WIMJ.2015.309
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Temporary blood donor rejections cause loss of whole blood donors and reduced blood availability for transfusion. Knowledge of rate and causes of donor deferral can guide the recruitment strategy for whole blood donors.

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Objectives: To gain baseline knowledge about frequency, severity and types of anaemia among prospective urban replacement blood donors.

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26 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Feb, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Seroprevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections among Accepted and Deferred Blood Donors in Jamaica

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89–94
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This study confirms higher rates of sexually transmitted infections among deferred blood donors and supports the donor deferral system in Jamaica

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Collaboration and Research as Key Elements for Strengthening Blood Donation in Developing Nations: The Case of Grenada, West Indies

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10.7727/wimj.2012.011
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48–55
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This study used collaboration and research as the means to explore ways to increase the number of voluntary blood donors among college students and as the vehicle to educate students, raise their awareness, and address blood shortages in developing countries.

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Objective: The purpose of the study was to identify ways to strengthen the collaboration between the Grenadian Blood Bank, the St George’s University (SGU) chapter of the American Medical Students Association, and St George’s University Health Clinic in order to improve the promotion of blood drives and
increase the number of volunteer donors.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013
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