Redefining an Optimal Donor Deferral Period following Hepatitis B Immunization
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of Mr. Krishnamoorthy [Blood donor counselor] for his help during the donor notification process.
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Conflict of interest
Authors declare no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional ethics committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
As per the department protocol informed consent [regarding disclosure of sero-reactivity] is obtained from all the donors prior to donation itself.
- 4.Standards for Blood Banks & Blood Transfusion Services (2007) National AIDS Control Organisation Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India New Delhi 2007. http://naco.gov.in/sites/default/files/Standards%20for%20Blood%20Banks%20and%20Blood%20Transfusion%20Services.pdf. Last Accessed on 2018 Feb 17
- 5.World Health Organization [WHO] (2012) Blood Donor Selection: Guidelines on assessing donor suitability for donation. http://www.who.int/bloodsafety/publications/guide_selection_assessing_suitability.pdf. Last Accessed on 2018 Feb 17