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Journal of Blood Transfusion
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7949862, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7949862
Research Article

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Adult Population towards Blood Donation in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia: A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

1Department of Hematology and Immunohematology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
2Department of Clinical Chemistry, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
3Quality and Safety Office, National Blood Bank Services, P.O. Box 1234, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Received 20 April 2016; Accepted 23 June 2016

Academic Editor: Pär Johansson

Copyright © 2016 Mulugeta Melku 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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