Journal of Blood Transfusion / 2016 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Practice and frequency of blood donation and reason for donating and not donating blood among adult population in Gondar town, 2015.

Frequency and reasons Blood donation practice
Ever donated ( (%))Never donated ( (%))

Previous blood donation 141 (18.4)627 (81.6)

How many times you donate
 One time79 (56.0)
 2–5 times59 (41.8)
 >5 times3 (2.2)

Reason for donation
 A friend or relative needed blood 55 (39.0)
 Voluntary86 (61.0)

Reason for not donating
 Fear of health problem77 (12.3)
 Fear of being anemic 79 (12.6)
 Fear of weight loss 35 (5.6)
 Since it is religiously prohibited 11 (1.7)
 Since I have no time to donate 74 (11.8)
 Since I have no information on when, where, and how to donate106 (17.0)
 I do not think I am fit to donate 133 (21.2)
 Fear of needle 29 (4.6)
 Since a friend/family told me not to donate15 (2.4)
 Since I do not like the idea of blood donation55 (8.7)
 Since I did not get the chance 13 (2.1)

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