Journal of Blood Transfusion / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Motivational Differences between Whole Blood and Apheresis Donors in Quebec, Canada: A Questionnaire-Based Survey in a Voluntary Nonremunerated Context

Table 3

Proportions of WBD and PPD respondents for each selected motivators.

MotivatorsAll donors WBDs PPDs

My blood can save lives81%83%77%<0,05
It’s a positive thing to do and requires little effort58%62%52%<0,001
Helping other people is in my nature53%49%61%<0,0001
I give thinking that a member of my family or a close friend could need blood someday44%47%40%<0,05
I think there is a strong need for blood products41%38%47%<0,01
It gives me a sense of pride38%33%45%<0,0001
It’s my civic duty/a way to help out the community31%32%28%NS
A blood drive is being held near where I live or near my workplace/place of study24%34%8%<0,0001
I receive telephone reminders from Héma-Québec22%18%28%<0,0001
I like to have goals (20, 50, 100, 200 donations, etc.)17%13%23%<0,0001
I have a rare and sought-after blood type16%17%14%NS
Someone close to me has received one or more blood transfusions in the past16%16%16%NS
It gives me confidence that others will give if I need it later11%12%11%NS
It’s an activity that encourages you to monitor and take care of your health8%8%9%NS
Other reason 7%6%8%NS
I feel recognition from people around me6%6%7%NS
Blood donation is a tradition in my family6%6%6%NS
It gives me energy in the following days4%5%3%<0,05
When I see posters and advertising4%5%1%<0,0001
My coworkers also give blood2%2%1%<0,05
I join people that I know (donors, staff) at the blood drive2%1%2%NS
My religious practice or convictions have encouraged me to donate1%1%1%NS
I like to be accompanied0%1%0%NS

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