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Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study

Swetha Rajeshwari, Namita Hegde Katte.

Abstract
Background: Sufficiency in safe blood supply at the time of need can be maintained only through regular, voluntary, and unpaid donation which being the safest group terms of lower rate of blood-borne infections. College students can form one such potential source. Having enough knowledge about their attitudes and practices helps us in motivating them to become regular voluntary donors.

Objectives: (1) To assess and compare the knowledge on blood donation among the engineering and medical students and (2) to know the perception on blood donation among the students.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the two groups using a pretested structured questionnaire after obtaining informed consent. Students were randomly administered the questionnaires in engineering and medical colleges. Results were entered and analyzed using Microsoft Excel and openEpi.

Results: Mean age of the study population was 20.21 0.793 (years) and 19.9 0.68 (years) among engineering and medical students, respectively. 28 (14%) and 130 (65%) students had adequate knowledge on various aspects of voluntary blood donation in engineering and medical college, respectively, this difference was found to be statistically significant (χ2 =1.08 102, P = 0.00). About 75% of the students in both the groups intended to donate blood in the future if need arises. 40 (20%) and 66 (33%) students in engineering and medical colleges had donated blood till now.

Conclusion: Medical students are more aware about blood donations than engineering students. Educating college students on various aspects of voluntary blood donation are the needed to meet the demand for safe blood in the country.

Key words: Voluntary blood donation; College students; Knowledge; Attitude and practice


 
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Rajeshwari S, Katte NH. Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(5): 413-416. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1234505032018


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Rajeshwari S, Katte NH. Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(5): 413-416. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1234505032018



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Rajeshwari S, Katte NH. Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2018), [cited May 25, 2018]; 7(5): 413-416. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1234505032018



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Rajeshwari, S. & Katte, N. H. (2018) Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 7 (5), 413-416. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1234505032018



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Rajeshwari, Swetha, and Namita Hegde Katte. 2018. Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (5), 413-416. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1234505032018



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Rajeshwari, Swetha, and Namita Hegde Katte. "Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7 (2018), 413-416. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1234505032018



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Rajeshwari, Swetha, and Namita Hegde Katte. "Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7.5 (2018), 413-416. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1234505032018



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Rajeshwari, S. & Katte, N. H. (2018) Perception on blood donation among engineering and medical students in Raichur: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (5), 413-416. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1234505032018





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