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Why Do Blood Donors Lapse or Reduce Their Donation's Frequency?

Charbonneau, Johanne; Cloutier, Marie-Soleil; Carrier, Élianne (2016). Why Do Blood Donors Lapse or Reduce Their Donation's Frequency? Transfusion Medicine Reviews , vol. 30 , nº 1. p. 1-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2015.12.001.

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Finding effective ways to retain blood donors is crucial. This study seeks to compare, in a context of a voluntary and nonremunerated system, donor demographics and deterrents to blood donation among plasma/platelet donors (PPDs), regular whole blood donors (WBDs), and lapsed whole blood donors (LWBD). Among 1879 participants to a survey on motivations, time use, and blood donation, 207 WBDs (26%) and 148 PPDs (31%) said that they reduced their donation frequency over the last 5 years. Participants to this survey also included 609 LWBDs, who did not donate in the past 5 years. We asked about reasons why they reduce or cease to donate blood and demographic variables. χ2 Tests were completed to determine which deterrents stand out across the 3 blood donor groups. The deterrent indicating the highest percentage was “time constraints related to work or studies” (43% for all respondents). Comparison of WBDs, LWBDs, and PPDs shows that results for 7 deterrents were statistically different between the 3 groups. Obstacles to donating blood also vary based on sex, age (life course), and level of education. Blood collection agencies should consider developing new retention strategies tailored to blood donors, taking into account the specific profiles of female/male donors, events that typically occur at various stages of life, and particular challenges associated with differences in levels of education.

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Mots-clés libres: Blood donation; Apheresis donors; Deterrents; Sociodemographic variables; Questionnaires
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 21 juill. 2017 14:10
Dernière modification: 21 juill. 2017 15:19
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/5861

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