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Submitted: 08 March 2017 Modified: 05 June 2018
HERDIN Record #: R07-CIM-17030718241547

A Study on the knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding blood donation among students in the University of San Carlos-Talamban Campus.

Mitchell T. Arabia,
Heather Brianna D. Atup,
Justice C. Balsicas,
MC Kevin Earl B. Belimac,
Jon Michael Co,
Kahleya Jadine M. Estimada,
Anna Loraine O. Gayagoy,
Joie Iris C. Ledda,
Emily Roxine Stefani  G. Lim,
Elizabeth  G. Maderazo,
Bren G. Oliva,
Kaira Monique G. Osmeña,
Shera Efraim D. Singco,
Gabriel Angelo  A. Vista,
Jonnie Rose Louise  R. Wee

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Context/Background: A stable base of blood donors is essential to ensure sufficient blood supply in a community. However, the decision to donate is affected by several factors.Thus, to ensure adequate blood supply it is important to determine the factors that determine the decision of potential donors to donate blood. The identification of these factors may be used as basis in the development of the nation's blood donation program. Objective: To determine the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding blood donation among students in the University of San Carlos Talamban Campus (USC-TC). Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Study Setting: University of San Carlos -Talamban Campus. Study Population: Students of the USC-TC aged ≥ 18 years of age. Maneuver: Non-probability purposive sampling of classes within colleges will be done to gather potential study participants. Using a class as a cluster unit, all students in the sampled class will be invited to participate in the study. The number of class selected per college will be determined by the number of students required from each college based on sample size calculation. After undergoing a documented informed consent process, study participants will be asked to answer a questionnaire to measure their knowledge, determine their attitude and describe their practices regarding voluntary blood donation. Results: Majority of the students have poor (45.41%) to average (50.26%) regarding blood donation. Most have a positive opinion regarding blood donation but on 8.42% are donors. Among these donors, only 9.09% donate on a regular basis. More than half believe that family donors are ideal and that donors should be compensated in kind. Almost all donors were motivated to donate because they knew someone who required transfusion. The most prominent deterrents to donation in descending order include never having been asked to donate being too busy and to fear of needles. Most respondents acquired information regarding blood donation from school. Conclusion: More education is required to improve knowledge on blood donation. Attitude regarding blood donation is positive but progress still needs to be made on common misconceptions and deterrents to donation, including deterrents to regular blood donation practices.

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
April 2015
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