Seroprevalence of HBV, HCV, HIV, Syphilis and Malarial Parasite in Apparently Healthy Blood Donors from Faisalabad

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Sara Janiad et al.



Transfusion transmissible infections is a gigantic problem responsible for huge number of deaths worldwide. It is more common in developing countries including Pakistan due to less attention toward these infections. These infections are associated with prolonged hospital stay, loss of economy and high mortality rate. Among Transfusion transmissible infection HCV, HBV, HIV and M.P


To analyze diseases like HCV, HBV, HIV, syphilis and M.P. among apparently healthy blood donors.


The study was conducted among apparently healthy blood donors at blood bank of Mujahid hospital Faisalabad from January 2019 to August 2019. Data was collected with permission from blood bank of Mujahid hospital Faisalabad. Immuno chromatographic technique (ICT) was used for screening.


Out of 1388 apparently healthy blood donors, 1333 (96.03%) were healthy blood donors and 55(3.97%) were infected. The overall prevalence of anti-HCV, HBV, HIV, syphilis and Malaria parasite was 23 (1.7%), 13 (0.9%), 01 (0.1%), 17 (1.2%) and 01 (0.1%) respectively. In this study high prevalence of HCV was detected followed by Syphilis, HBV, HIV and M.P.


Hepatitis C and Syphilis is more common among blood donors of Faisalabad. HIV is a rare disease in blood donors of our area. It is due to poor attention toward blood transfusion method and techniques are also poor. It is needed to create awareness among blood donor about blood transfusion diseases and also required to improve blood transfusion techniques.

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