Blood donation knowledge and attitudes among undergraduate health science students: A cross-sectional study

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Abstract

  • Awareness towards blood donation can be empowered by health professionals' role-modelling. We aimed to assess knowledge and attitudes among Greek undergraduate medical laboratory students. A questionnaire was distributed to 330 students (response rate: 88.7%). Overall, 24% had donated blood at least once, with males 4.62 times more likely to be donors. Voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors were more likely to be repeaters. A quarter of all students were inclined to offer blood for monetary reward, with men more prone to accept payment. There is a need to campaign health science students during formal education through need-based as well as altruistic 'smart' messages.
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  • Papagiannis D; Rachiotis G; Symvoulakis EK; Anyfantakis D; Douvlataniotis K; Zilidis C; Markaki A; Hadjichristodoulou C
  • Start Page

  • 303
  • End Page

  • 308
  • Volume

  • 54
  • Issue

  • 2