Tapping into a vital resource: Understanding the motivators and barriers to blood donation in Sub-Saharan Africa Puiser dans une ressource vitale : comprendre les motivations et les obstacles au don de sang en Afrique sub-saharienne

Published on Jan 1, 2016
Tanja Z. Zanin1
Estimated H-index: 1
Denise Hersey7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 1 AuthorsPooja Agrawal3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Medicine8.29
Sarah Kiguli14
Estimated H-index: 14
(MUK: Makerere University),
Kathryn Maitland40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Imperial College London)
+ 11 AuthorsHugh Reyburn45
Estimated H-index: 45
Background Severe anaemia in children is a leading cause of hospital admission and a major cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, yet there are limited published data on blood transfusion in this vulnerable group.
Published on Nov 1, 2014in Transfusion3.11
Walter Sunny Dzik8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Harvard University),
Meghan Delaney18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Puget Sound Blood Center)
Published on Aug 1, 2014
Danzhen You5
Estimated H-index: 5
Lucia Hug5
Estimated H-index: 5
David Anthony4
Estimated H-index: 4
Published on Mar 1, 2014in Transfusion3.11
Kwame Asenso-Mensah1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Cambridge),
Gifty Achina1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Cambridge)
+ 2 AuthorsJean-Pierre Allain52
Estimated H-index: 52
(University of Cambridge)
Background In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) confirmed viral marker prevalence between family donors (FDs) and first-time volunteer nonremunerated donors (VNRDs) is similar. In a blood service collecting 10 units/1000 inhabitants, a questionnaire examined FD donation conditions and willingness of becoming repeat VNRDs. Study Design and Methods Four areas were explored: circumstances of visit to hospital, external pressure, experience of donating, and potential repeat donation. After donation and conse...
Published on Feb 1, 2014in Transfusion Medicine1.90
K. Alinon1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UL: University of Lomé),
K. Gbati1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UL: University of Lomé)
+ 1 AuthorsE. Mullet1
Estimated H-index: 1
SUMMARY Background Although the number of blood donors has been rapidly increasing in Togo since 2003, it is nevertheless insufficient to cover the demand. Objectives To increase needed blood donation in Togo, it is necessary to understand why most people are reluctant to do it. Methods A sample of 400 adult volunteers in Lome, mostly university educated, rated, on a scale of 0–10, the relevance to them of a comprehensive list of reasons that might deter people from donating blood. The ratings o...
Published on Dec 1, 2013in Transfusion and Apheresis Science1.41
Troy C. Lund29
Estimated H-index: 29
(UMN: University of Minnesota),
Heather Hume16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 2 AuthorsWalter H. Dzik40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Harvard University)
Abstract Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is burdened with a growing population and poor health care resources. Transfusion medicine is uniquely affected for SSA as a result of a combination of factors which put tremendous pressure on the blood supply. In this review, we consider these factors including: malaria, sickle cell anemia, transfusion medicine infrastructure, and past transfusion medicine policies including those which are tied to foreign aid, such as a VNRD-only practice. We also consider how...
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Journal of general practice
Benedict Nwogoh3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Benin),
Usimenahon Aigberadion1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Benin),
Alexander Ikenna Nwannadi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Benue State University)
Introduction. Adequate and safe blood supply has remained a challenge in developing countries like ours. There is a high dependency on family replacement and remunerated blood donors in our environment which carries an attendant increased risk of transfusion transmissible infection. Objectives. The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of voluntary blood donation among healthcare workers (nonphysicians) and to identify and recruit potential voluntary blood...
Published on Oct 1, 2011in Transfusion Medicine1.90
J. Koster1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
O. W. Hassall1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Oxford)
Objectives: This study was conducted in Bamenda, Cameroon. The objectives of the study were to develop a theoretical framework to better understand local attitudes towards blood donation and transfusion, to identify factors that motivate and deter blood donation and to identify interventions to improve the supply of blood for transfusion at Bamenda Regional Hospital. Background: The supply of blood for transfusion in sub-Saharan Africa is insufficient. Cameroon has no national blood service and ...
Published on Oct 1, 2011in Transfusion Medicine Reviews3.61
Timothy C. Bednall12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Melbourne),
Liliana L. Bove19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Melbourne)
Although research on blood donor motivation abounds, most studies have typically focused on small sets of variables, used different terminology to label equivalent constructs, and have not attempted to generalize findings beyond their individual settings. The current study sought to synthesize past findings into a unified taxonomy of blood donation drivers and deterrents and to estimate the prevalence of each factor across the worldwide population of donors and eligible nondonors. Primary studie...
Ag Salaudeen6
Estimated H-index: 6
O.I. Musa6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 3 AuthorsS. O. Samuel1
Estimated H-index: 1
Introduction. Volunteer blood donors account for less than half of the blood supply in developing countries; and few countries have mobilized efforts to encourage voluntary blood donation (VBD). The objective of this study was to determine the knowledge and blood donation practices among adults in a state in Northern Nigeria. Methods. Descriptive cross sectional study using multistage sampling technique was carried out among 936 respondents. Semi structured interviewer administered questionnaire...
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