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Infectious Disease Markers among Directed and Volunteer Blood Donors in Korea

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dc.contributor.authorHan, Kyou sup-
dc.contributor.authorUm, Tae Hyun-
dc.contributor.authorPark, Myoung Hee-
dc.contributor.authorLee, Seon Ho-
dc.contributor.authorOh, Young Chul-
dc.contributor.authorKim, Ki Hong-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-14T04:13:18Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-14T04:13:18Z-
dc.date.issued1993-12-
dc.identifier.citationSeoul J Med, Vol.34 No.4, pp. 315-318-
dc.identifier.issn0582-6802-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10371/5436-
dc.description.abstractMost reports from Western countries are discouraging the establishment
of direct donation programs since little evidence exists that this approach improves the
safety of blood transfusion. However, the infectious disease marker frequencies vary
from one region to another and not much is known about the figures in less
individualized, and more culturally uniform societies. The authors compared the frequency
of infectious disease markers among 14,253 directed and 1,228,132 volunteer
blood donors in Korea. The frequency of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) was
higher in volunteer donors while the frequency of elevated alanine aminotransferase
(ALT) and VORL was higher in directed donorslp-Dfl'l). Our data suggest that even in
a less individualized society where people are more open to exchange their medical and
personal information, directed donation does not confer significant benefit in the prevention
of transfusion-transmitted diseases.
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dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSeoul National University College of Medicine-
dc.subjectlnfectious disease markers-
dc.subjectDirected donation-
dc.subjectKorea-
dc.titleInfectious Disease Markers among Directed and Volunteer Blood Donors in Korea-
dc.typeSNU Journal-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor한규섭-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor엄태현-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor박명희-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor이선호-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor오영철-
dc.contributor.AlternativeAuthor김기홍-
dc.citation.journaltitle서울 의대 잡지-
dc.citation.journaltitle서울 의대 학술지-
dc.citation.journaltitleSeoul Journal of Medicine-
dc.citation.endpage318-
dc.citation.number4-
dc.citation.pages315-318-
dc.citation.startpage315-
dc.citation.volume34-
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College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원)Dept. of Medicine (의학과)The Seoul Journal of MedicineThe Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 34 No.4 (1993)
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