Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online:219
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-35

Myths and misconceptions preventing college going students from voluntary blood donation: A prospective study in a tertiary care medical college from North India


Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh; Department of Blood Transfusion, SHKM Government Medical College Nalhar Nuh, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shailesh Kumar Mishra
Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh; Department of Blood Transfusion, SHKM Government Medical College Nalhar Nuh, Haryana
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/gjtm.gjtm_9_22

Rights and Permissions

Background and Objectives: Blood services are facing a shortage of blood all over the world. Demand for blood is rising day by day and current blood donation is insufficient to meet the demand. This study was planned to assess the myths of college-going students regarding blood donation, address their misconceptions, and raise awareness among college students on the importance of blood donation. Methods: The study population comprised 1000 students above the age of 18 years who qualify for blood donation after assessment of suitability to donate blood as per the blood donor questionnaire and consent form of the department. Results: Myths and misconceptions were more prevalent among nonblood donor students. The most common reason for not donating blood, as stated by nonblood donor students, was fear of needle pain in 137 (27.4%), followed by being not fit to donate in 134 (26.8%) and the fear of becoming weak in 95 (19%). Conclusion: The most common reason comes out to be related to health of the individual donor; almost one in two college-going students (45.8%) fear that either they are not fit enough to donate blood (26.8%) or that they will become weak (19%) after blood donation.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed562    
    Printed22    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded65    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal