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Transfus Apher Sci. 2015 Dec;53(3):320-8. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2015.06.001. Epub 2015 Jun 30.

Whole blood and apheresis donors in Quebec, Canada: Demographic differences and motivations to donate.

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1
Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montréal, Canada. Electronic address: johanne.charbonneau@ucs.inrs.ca.
2
Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montréal, Canada.

Abstract

This study sought to compare demographics and donation motivations among plasma/platelet donors (PPDs) and whole blood donors (WBDs), in a voluntary and non-remunerated context. Motives to donate blood and demographic characteristics were collected through questionnaires completed by 795 WBDs and 473 PPDs. Comparison of WBDs and PPDs under chi-square tests showed that 17 out of 23 motivators were statistically different according to various demographic variables. These results demonstrate the existence of specific donor profiles both for WBDs and PPDs. Agencies should develop new recruitment strategies tailored to these donors, especially if they wish to convince WBDs to convert to apheresis donation.

KEYWORDS:

Apheresis donors; Motivations; Questionnaires; Sociodemographic variables

PMID:
26208786
DOI:
10.1016/j.transci.2015.06.001
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