A study on knowledge, attitude and practice of voluntary blood donation among the medical undergraduate students

Jyothsna Patil, Ameerul Ashraf bin Harunarasid, Nursyuhada binti Azmi, Abdul Hannan bin Mohd Junit, Muhammad Hasnan bin Suaimi, Naveen Kumar

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Abstract

Blood donation is commonly practiced all over the world in order to meet the demands. Every donor is contributing to nation-wide challenge in providing life-saving products whenever and wherever they are required by donating blood. The current study was undertaken to understand the awareness of Medical undergraduate students of preliminary years on the voluntary blood donation service by assessing their knowledge, attitude and practice in blood donation. This cross-sectional questionnaire based study included 114 undergraduate students, who were studying in second year (para-clinical phase) of MBBS program. Majority of the students had good knowledge about few basic requirements of blood donation like minimum age requirement (78%), preliminary screening test to be performed before the donation (58%) and about the transfusion transferred diseases (79%). However, their knowledge is not up to the mark in other basic requirements as minimum required weight of the donor, amount of blood to be withdrawn and minimum interval between two successive donations etc. 62% of students showed positive attitude towards blood donation, 43% of students have donated blood It can be inferred from the result of current study that the complete awareness about the voluntary blood donation need to be enhanced even among the medical undergraduate students by providing them adequate information and encouragement during their curricular activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2408-2412
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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