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Journal of Blood Transfusion
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 717653, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/717653
Research Article

Factors Associated with Repeat Blood Donation at the Northern Zone Blood Transfusion Centre in Tanzania

1Institute of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, P.O. Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania
2Northern Zone Blood Transfusion Centre, P.O. Box 823, Moshi, Tanzania
3Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania
4Department of Community Medicine, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania
5Department of Pediatrics, Kilimanjaro Christian Centre, Moshi, Tanzania

Received 6 October 2015; Revised 25 November 2015; Accepted 26 November 2015

Academic Editor: Silvano Wendel

Copyright © 2015 Wilhellmuss I. Mauka et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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