Sandhya Gudditi

Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India


  • Research   
    Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic on Blood Transfusion Services in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital Blood Centre in South India
    Author(s): Sandhya Gudditi, Arun Rajendran*, Suresh Babu Bandi and Kinnera Vijaya Sreedhar Babu

    Introduction: Blood transfusion services (BTS) being an essential medical service should cater to the patient needs especially to those who are transfusion dependent. BTS faced numerous challenges to maintain the sustainability in service provision during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Our aim was to study the impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on blood transfusion services. Material and methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out in the department of transfusion medicine in a tertiary care teaching hospital blood centre in south India. Data on blood collection, blood issues, wastage and number of blood donation camps was evaluated before and after COVID-19 i.e. from January 2019 to December 2020. The data obtained was tabulated and results were noted. Data were analysed using SPSS software version 21 for Windows statistical software package (SPSS Inc., Chicago IL, USA). Re.. Read More»

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