Profile and knowledge of blood donors: a study in a blood bank of a tertiary care centre

AUTHORS : Bhattacharjee Ajanta1 , Thakuria KD2 , Mahanta Putul3
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Blood is the only oxygen carrier in the body and is critical in saving human lives. The attitude, beliefs, and level of knowledge associated with blood donation will determine whether probable donors will donate blood or not. Methodology: This descriptive study with cross sectional study design will be conducted among the blood donors attending the blood bank of Tezpur Medical College and Hospital in the age group from 18 to 60 years in the department of Blood bank under Pathology with due consent. Results: The response rate is 76%. The age group (20-29) years has maximum response in terms of blood donation, i.e., 11(28.9%). Male outnumbered the female with a ratio of 2.16:1. In terms of body weight among the donors in the range of (50-59) kg has the maximum positive response, i.,e., 13(34.2%). In this study, the student group comprising 15(39.5%) were the highest to respond for blood donation for the cause. Conclusion: Volunteering behavior is based on culture and determined by various factors like religion, age, sex, attitude and occupation.

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