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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 91) Last page : ( 94)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00018.6

Knowledge regarding Voluntary Blood Donation among Adolescents

Rashmi1,*, Nakul2, Mohit2, Meenakshi2, Monika2, Manish2

1Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana

2B. Sc Nursing, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rashming714@gmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.

Abstract

Blood donation is an indispensable component of health care. It contributes to saving millions of lives each year. There are millions of blood donors all over the world but there are number of countries that do not have adequate number of blood supplies and face the challenges of blood donation all over the world. The present study has adopted a descriptive survey design. A total of 60 students of Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Dhankot, Gurugram, Haryana were selected for the study. Data was collected from the students regarding blood donation. The primary outcome measured was the knowledge regarding blood donation among the group. The study revealed that majority of adolescent students (70%) had an average knowledge regarding blood donation. An association between knowledge score and socio-demographic variables was determined with the help of chi-square test and it was found to be non-significant. The study concluded that majority of the adolescent students have average knowledge regarding voluntary blood donation. This study also signifies that knowledge of adolescent students was independent of demographic variables i.e. age, gender, religion, area, educational status and parental socioeconomic status.

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Keywords

Voluntary Blood Donation, knowledge Blood donor, Adolescent.

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