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Sci J Iran Blood Transfus Organ 2008, 5(3): 167-172 Back to browse issues page
Psychological effects of blood donation on repeat and first time donors in Tehran Blood Transfusion Center
Magid Moslemi, Maryam Rahbari , Mojgan Salavati, Mehdi Azimi, Mahdiye Mahinolghorabai, Shahin Sharifi, Mahnoosh Mehran
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Psychological effects of blood donation on repeat and first time donors in Tehran Blood Transfusion Center Moslemi M.1,2(MD), Rahbari M.1(MD), Salavati M.3(PhD), Walmohammadi Sh.1,2(MD), Azimi M.1,2 (MD), Moeinalghorabai M.3(MD), Sharifi Sh.1,2(MD),Mehran M1.(MD) 1Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization-Research Center-Iran 2Tehran Blood Transfusion Center-Iran 3Tehran University of Medical Sience,Psychatriy Center-Iran Abstract Background and Objectives Provision of adequate and safe blood is the main purpare of Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization. One of the most important and vital strategies to deal with the issue is to replace once donors by repeat donors. Psychological effects of blood donation on frequent and infrequent clients having referred to different blood collection centers in Tehran were considered to be the aim of this study. Materials and Methods In the course of this analytic cross-sectional study the standard questionnaire of GHQ was utilized to measure mental health of the participants. All of the donors who had referred to blood collection centers in Tehran during 2004-2005 formed the participants of this research. Data were analyzed with Chi-square, t-test and Man Withney test. Results Nine hundred thirty five frequent and 749 infrequent donors filled the questionnaire. The level of anxiety and depression in repeated donors was also lower than the other group. Conclusions The individuals who attempt on blood donation for the first time report their health and physical conditions at a completely acceptable level in order to be accepted as an eligible candidate however, it is not the same for constant donors, as they do not benefit from this. The return rate of blood donors is very low in case of individuals suffering from high stress. Religious beliefs and the feeling of being beneficial to the society are considered to be important factors both in motivating people to repeat blood donation and protecting against depression. The results of the present study upon publication will also encourage donors to repeat their behavior. Key words: Blood donation, Psychological test, Blood transfusion, Iran SJIBTO 2008 5(3): 167-172 Received: 9 July 2007 Accepted: 17 Sep 2008 Correspondence:Rahbari M., Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization- Research Center P.O.Box: 14665-1157 , Tehran, Iran. Tel: (+9821) 88601564 Fax : (+9821) 88601573 E-mail: maryamrahbari2003@yahoo.com
Keywords: Blood donation, Psychological test, Blood transfusion, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hematology
Published: 2014/08/17
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Moslemi M, rahbari M, Salavati M, Azimi M, Mahinolghorabai M, Sharifi S et al . Psychological effects of blood donation on repeat and first time donors in Tehran Blood Transfusion Center . Sci J Iran Blood Transfus Organ. 2008; 5 (3) :167-172
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