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Research Paper | Public Health Education | Saudi Arabia | Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019
Awareness, Attitude and Practice of Blood Donation among Primary Health Care Attendees in National Guard King Abdulaziz Hospital - Al Ahsa Saudi Arabia, 2017
Dr. Ali Hamad Al Marri | Dr. Abdulrahman Abdulatif Al Arafj | Dr. Mohammed Al Jamaan  | Dr. Yasser El-Medany
Abstract: A cross sectional study was conducted in the main primary health care center in King Abdul Aziz Hospital in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia between 1st of February to 15th of March 2018 aims to estimate the prevalence of blood donation in Al Ahsa, assess the awareness level regarding blood donation, determine the factors that influence this awareness via a self-administered questionnaire for PHC attendees.378 participants were selected through simple random sampling technique from patients registration in the reception area. Data was analyzed by SPSS software version 21. The prevalence of blood donation was 58.2 %.55.6 % assumed that the media play an effective role in motivating people for blood donation and 85.2 % reported that to have mobile blood donation caravans in public areas is a good way to motivate people to donate blood.61.8 % of participants with a high level of awareness regarding blood donation had donated before compared to 54.2 % with low level of awareness (P= 0.13, OR 1.4).
Keywords: blood donation - Awareness - Primary Health Care Attendees - Saudi Arabia
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019,
Pages: 794 - 799