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
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Denise Hersey8
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+ 1 AuthorsPooja Agrawal4
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#1Sarah Kiguli (MUK: Makerere University)H-Index: 16
#2Kathryn Maitland (Imperial College London)H-Index: 42
Last. Jane Crawley (University of Oxford)H-Index: 21
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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.
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#1Walter Sunny Dzik (Harvard University)H-Index: 8
#2Meghan Delaney (Puget Sound Blood Center)H-Index: 18
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#1Danzhen YouH-Index: 20
#2Lucia HugH-Index: 6
Last. David AnthonyH-Index: 4
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#1Kwame Asenso-Mensah (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
#2Gifty Achina (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
Last. Jean-Pierre Allain (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 50
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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...
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#1K. Alinon (UL: University of Lomé)H-Index: 1
#2K. Gbati (UL: University of Lomé)H-Index: 1
Last. E. MulletH-Index: 1
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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...
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#1Troy C. Lund (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 30
#2Heather HumeH-Index: 16
Last. Walter H. Dzik (Harvard University)H-Index: 41
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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...
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#1Benedict Nwogoh (University of Benin)H-Index: 3
#2Usimenahon Aigberadion (University of Benin)H-Index: 1
Last. Alexander Ikenna Nwannadi (Benue State University)H-Index: 1
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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...
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#1Timothy C. Bednall (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 12
#2Liliana L. Bove (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 20
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...
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#1J. Koster (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 1
#2O. W. Hassall (University of Oxford)H-Index: 1
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 ...
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#1Ag Salaudeen (University of Ilorin)H-Index: 1
#2E Odeh (University of Ilorin)H-Index: 1
Background: Blood donation is the only way of acquiring blood to meet emergency requirements in cases of road traffic accidents, complications of pregnancy and childbirth, various anemic disorders and surgical emergencies among others. Globally, 80 million units of blood are donated each year, but only two million units are donated in sub-Saharan Africa where the need is enormous. The objective of this study was to determine the behavior of the students of a tertiary institution in Nigeria towar...
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