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IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and Oncology


Motivating and deterring factors for repeat blood donation among donors of blood bank


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Author Details : Mourouguessine Vimal*, Bhuvana J,, Anandabaskar Nishanthi

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 53-56


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Abstract

Introduction: Various factors determine the donor’s frequency of blood donation like lack of awareness,
life style barriers, and their present and past experience with blood donation.
Aims and Objectives: To determine the motivating and deterring factors for repeat blood donation among
donors in blood bank and to analyze how these factors influence their decision for subsequent blood
donation.
Materials and Methods: It was a cross sectional study in which both the voluntary and replacement
donors visiting the blood bank for blood donation were administered a questionnaire. The questionnaire
included the details of the donor’s previous donations, their experience with the present donation and the
intention of future blood donation.
Results: Out of the total 100 blood donors participated in the study, 63 had a history of previous blood
donation and 37 were first time. Most of the donors 96% expressed their willingness for the repeat blood
donation and were motivated to encourage their friends and relatives for future blood donation. 75% of
the donors suggested that awareness programs can be created in the media to motivate the community for
blood donation.
Conclusion: Blood banks should adopt strategies to encourage the current donors as a regular blood donor
to meet the huge transfusion demand of the nation and current replacement donor should be a voluntary
donor in future.

Keywords: Blood donors, Blood bank, Donor rejection, Blood donation awareness, Blood camps.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jdpo.2020.011

How to cite : Vimal M, Bhuvana J, , Nishanthi A, Motivating and deterring factors for repeat blood donation among donors of blood bank. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2020;5(1):53-56

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