Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion

Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9864


Nisel Yilmaz

Nisel Yilmaz
Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital, Microbiology Laboratory,

  • Research Article
    Knowledge, Attitude, Beliefs and Motivations of People in Western Part of Turkey Regarding Blood Donation
    Author(s): Neval Agus, Nisel Yilmaz and Haluk AgusNeval Agus, Nisel Yilmaz and Haluk Agus

    Introduction: The blood donor system in Turkey depends mainly on voluntary donors. We think that the attitude and beliefs of people can keep them away from voluntary donation. We aimed to evaluate the factors influencing blood donation in Turkish population in the present study. Material and Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was developed for the assessment of various aspects of the attitudes, beliefs and positive/negative effects on blood donation. A random sampling technique was used to choose the participants from among donors and non-donors. The rate of consent to the study was 91% among donors. One thousand and thirteen subjects (488 donors, 525 non-donors) completed the questionnaire and answered the questions. Results: Among donors, gender wise men donors were found significantly higher than women (P<0.05). Repeat donors were significantly higher (p&.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000264

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