Evaluation of Practices of Blood Transfusion in Various Indication of Caesarean Section


  • Amna Zia Eusaph
  • S Iqbal
  • T Rana
  • F Asghar




Objective:  To determine frequency the blood transfu-sion among the patients undergoing caesarean section with various indications.

Study Design:  Cross - sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study:  The study was con-ducted from Oct 2008 to Apr 2009 in department of obstetrics and gynaecology Lady Willingdon Hospital Lahore.

Subject and Methods:  Total 160 cases were selected in the study and frequency of intera operative blood transfusion was noted in patients undergoing caesarean section with each indication.

Results:  Mean age of the patients was observed 31.9 ± 2.3 year. Distribution of cases by indication of blood transfusion in caesarean section showed placenta prae-via in 90 patients (56.0%), pre-eclampsia in 12 pati-ents (7.5%), previous caesarean section in 24 patients (15.0%) and obstructed labour in 34 patients (21.0%).


Conclusion:  It is concluded from current study that main indication for blood transfusion is placenta prae-via.Risk factors for placenta praevia which can be avoided are, endometrial damage, uterine scar, due to caesarean section or myomectomy. The second indica-tion for blood transfusion is obstructed labour, which is a preventable condition.

Key Words:  Blood Transfusion, caesarean section, indications.

How to Cite

Eusaph, A. Z., Iqbal, S., Rana, T., & Asghar, F. (1). Evaluation of Practices of Blood Transfusion in Various Indication of Caesarean Section. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 17(2), 183. https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v17i2.296