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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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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
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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