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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Assess the knowledge regarding blood donation among students

Author(s):
Elizabeth Varghese, Reshma Josemon, Aksa Moncy, Malghijah LJ, Lakhan Chavan, Ankit Shahare and Shivcharan Singh Gandhar
Abstract:
Introduction: Blood Donation is an important part of our healthcare system.Blood donation means that collecting blood from a donor and it is used for treatment purposes. By blood donation we can save many lives. A person can save three lives by donating his blood. Most of the studies surveyed that blood donation is a selfless concern for the wellbeing of others and it is the duty of every individual. To build awareness between people about the need and importance of blood in the life of an individual, National Voluntary Blood Donation Day is celebrated in India on October 1st every year. Every individual should aim at inspiring themselves and others to donate blood, those who have not donated blood but are in good health to start donating blood.
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to find out the knowledge regarding blood donation among undergraduate students in selected colleges of Pune city.
Objectives
. To assess the knowledge regarding blood donation among students
. To associate findings with demographic variables.
Methods: This was a non-experimental descriptive research design and quantitative research approach. 300 undergraduate students were selected from the institute by non-probability convenient sampling technique. Self-structured questionnaire was used and which was divided into two sections consisting of demographic variables and questions related to knowledge regarding blood donation.
Results: Mean score of knowledge regarding blood donation among undergraduate students was 7.41 with 2.17 standard deviation that shows average knowledge.
Conclusion: Knowledge regarding blood donation among undergraduate students was average.
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How to cite this article:
Elizabeth Varghese, Reshma Josemon, Aksa Moncy, Malghijah LJ, Lakhan Chavan, Ankit Shahare, Shivcharan Singh Gandhar. Assess the knowledge regarding blood donation among students. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):431-434.

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