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Subclinical leukopenia in a cross section of Nigerian blood donors

Author(s): Jeremiah ZA | Umoh RE | Adias TC

Journal: Journal of Blood Medicine
ISSN 1179-2736

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 79;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Zaccheaus A Jeremiah1, Ruth E Umoh2, Teddy C Adias31Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science Unit, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria; 2Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria; 3College of Health Technology, Ogbia, Bayelsa State, NigeriaBackground: Most studies on blood donors are centered on the selective evaluation of red blood cell parameters with little or no regard to white blood cells and platelets.Methods: One hundred and twelve male blood donors comprising 43 first-time and 69 regular blood donors, drawn from a tertiary health facility in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, participated in the study. Their hematological parameters were assessed using a 3-part differential autohematology analyzer (PCE-210 N).Results: Of the blood donors, 18.8% were found to be anemic (packed cell volume [PCV]
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