Majority of blood donation is done by the young population of the society. Knowledge about their attitudes and information regarding blood donation helps to formulate policy towards blood donation.
Methods: Our study is a cross-sectional observational study analysing questionnaires filled up by the general population of the city of Navi Mumbai in India.
Results: Our study consisted of 489 participants. 33.74% of participants had ever done a blood donation. Only 2.82% of participants do regular blood donations every 3 months. 11.04% of patients have undergone blood transfusion themselves. Majority of participants (63.7%) have a positive attitude towards blood donation. 40.70% of participants were ready to donate blood as replacement if they had a relative or friend who would need blood transfusion. Only 24.74% of participants were of the opinion that they would voluntarily donate blood with altruism in mind towards society.
Discussion: Majority of patients agree to donate blood for their relatives or friends. Positive knowledge and attitudes towards blood donation will help for adequate blood availability in blood banks.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sumedha Prakash Shinde, Dr. Arvind J Vatkar. Knowledge and attitudes regarding voluntary blood donation in Navi Mumbai. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2021;4(1):162-164. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i1c.342