International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Work and History | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.1 / 10


Assessment of Serum Ferritin Levels in Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemic Patients at Rajasthan Southern Region

Dr. Akshay Jain | Dr. Lokesh Sharma | Dr. Muskan Chaudhary [3]


Abstract: Background: The thalassemia is a common monogenic disorder globally. India has a huge burden with an estimated 100, 000 patients with a ? thalassemia syndrome. An option for control is to promote awareness programmes, and develop adequate facilities for genetic counselling.10, 000 ? 15000 babies with thalassaemia major born per year in India, hence regular Blood Transfusion is the only Mainstay. Materials and Methods: The study included 96 consecutive patients undergoing primary and repeated blood transfusion at our institutional blood bank. Patient and disease details from patient file and hospital information system. This study is a prospective observational study of all thalassemic patients between October 2023 to December 2023. Results: The median age at the first transfusion was six months (range 4?16 months) and blood group analysis revealed Group O to be the most common amongst our sample (45%). Strong history of consanguineous marriage of parents was found. Conclusion: All centres shall establish standard operating procedures describing the cause, morbidity and transfusion support in Thalassaemic children, developing specific blood management strategy to rationalize blood transfusion and overall successful parenteral counselling and organising awareness programmes


Keywords: Thalassemia, NAT Blood, Prospective Study, SOP. Audit, Neocytapheresis


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 1352 - 1354



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