International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2020, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part DPages: 206-210

College going student’s knowledge regarding voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation

Shailesh Kumar Mishra, Suchet Sachdev and Hari Kishan Dhawan
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ABSTRACT
Background Blood services are facing shortage of blood all over the world. Demand for blood is rising day by day and current blood donation is insufficient to meet the demand.
Objectives: To assess college going student’s knowledge regarding voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation. Study design: cross-sectional study. Participants: five hundred students above the age of 18 years who qualify for blood donation & Five hundred students of similar age group who were not participating in blood donation were also recruited after taking their consent. Sampling: Only those participants who gave consent to participate in the study were enrolled.
Statistical Analysis: Study period: from March to September 2013.
Results: Assessment of the level of knowledge among blood donor participant revealed that 36 (7.2%) participant had excellent knowledge, 222(44.4%) had good knowledge, 152 (30.4%) had average knowledge, 90 (18%) had poor knowledge. No participants among blood donor students had very poor level of knowledge. Among non-blood donor participants 93 (18.6%) had good level of knowledge, 108 (21.6%) had average level of knowledge, 166 (33.2%) had poor level of knowledge, 133 (26.6%) had very poor level of knowledge.
Conclusion: Data analysis revealed that there was significant difference in the knowledge level among the donors and non-blood donor participants.
How to cite this article:
Shailesh Kumar Mishra, Suchet Sachdev and Hari Kishan Dhawan. College going student’s knowledge regarding voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2020; 3(1): 206-210. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i1d.174
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology