Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Storage time and bacterial contamination of stored blood and blood products at blood bank

From: Bacterial contaminants of stored blood and blood components ready for transfusion at blood banks in Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia

Time of storage
(days)
Bacteria isolated Frequency, N
0 Streptococcus pneumoniae 2
7 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1
8 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1
3 Escherichia coli 1
3 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1
3 Bacillus spp. 1
6 Bacillus spp. 1
2 Staphylococcus aureus 1
5 Coagulase negative Staphylococcus 1
2 Coagulase negative Staphylococcus 3
1 Coagulase negative Staphylococcus 1
5 Staphylococcus aureus 1
2 Bacillus spp. 1
4 Bacillus spp. 1
1 Staphylococcus aureus 1