Things you must know before you donate blood

May 26, 2012 0 Comments A + a -

Donor should know this basic blood testing information

 Type-Testing

Test donated blood to determine the ABO type and Rh status. After you make your first donation, you will receive a donor card that tells you and your blood type. It is important for a patient to receive blood that is the correct match to prevent a serious reaction. Bloods screened  for antibodies that could trigger an adverse reaction.

Disease Testing

Every blood donation is screened using these tests to reduce the risk of disease transmission:
The test listed below are only for risky disease ones so still there are few other test also:

DiseaseTestImplemented
HIV/AIDSAnti-HIV-1/HIV-2 and
HIV-1 p24 Antigen
HIV-1 1985,
HIV-2 1992,
HIV Antigen 1996
Hepatitis BHepatitis B Surface Antigen
and Hepatitis B Core Antibody
1971
1987
Hepatitis CAnti-HCV1990
HepatitisALT (Alanine Aminotransferase, liver enzyme)1986
SyphilisSerologic test for syphilis1948
Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV)HTLV-I/II1988

CMV testing is performed on some units of blood for patiensts who require CMV negative blood, for example, neonates weighing less than 1500 grams, and immuno-compromised or immune-suppressed patients.