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Type Journal Article - Sky Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Title Knowledge, attitudes and practices of blood donation among adults in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Author(s)
Volume 2
Issue 7
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 52-57
URL http://skyjournals.org/sjmms/pdf/2014pdf/Sept/Olubiyi et al pdf.pdf
Abstract
The aim of this research was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of adults in Ado-Ekiti regarding
blood donation. It was a non-experimental descriptive design that utilized structured questionnaire to collect
data from 196 respondents using multistage sampling technique. Data collected were analysed manually and
were presented in tables, pie charts, histograms and bar charts. The findings revealed that majority (96.9%) of
the respondents had adequate knowledge of blood donation. 33.7% of the respondents expressed fear of
donating blood and 73% of the respondents will readily donate to a close relative in need of blood. 33.7% of the
respondents had never donated blood before while 39.8% of the respondents have donated blood once. The
respondents had a good knowledge about blood donation. However their attitude towards blood donation was
just fair and the practice toward donating blood was poor.

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