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Evolving strategies to encourage repeat blood donations in first time voluntary and replacement blood donors in Ghana.

Asamoah-Akuoko, L., Bygbjerg, I.C., Hassall, Oliver, Bates, Imelda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0862-8199, Adanu, R.M., Ansah, J., Owusu-Ofori, S., Acquaye, J.K., Adongo, P.B. and Ullum, H. (2013) 'Evolving strategies to encourage repeat blood donations in first time voluntary and replacement blood donors in Ghana.'. Vox Sanguinis, Vol 105, Issue S1, p. 89.

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Abstract

Background:
Blood mobilization and collection agencies worldwide are challenged with blood donor recruitment and retention. When the demand for blood exceeds collection, there is inadequacy of supply and safety of the blood is also compromised. This challenge varies in severity between developed and developing countries. The median blood donation rates per 1000 population are 36.4 in high-income countries, 11.6 in middle-income countries and 2.8 in low-income countries. The World Health organization (WHO) African Regional Strategy, adopted in 2001, focuses on recruitment of low risk regular voluntary donors. But, even though blood from Voluntary Non-Remunerated Blood Donors (VNRBD) is safer than Family Replacement Donors (FRD), there is evidence that blood from first time VNRBD is not safer than FRD, and that only repeat donations provide improved blood safety. Therefore in developing models to increase repeat blood donations from existing donors, it is important to understand what will encourage the first time donor, whether VNRBD or FRD, to donate again, and the repeat donor to continue donating.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Poster abstract P-070 from Special Issue: Abstracts of the 23rd Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2-5, 2013
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 546 Local Health Administration. Community Health Services
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 590 Health education, Health communication
WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems > Hematologic Diseases. Immunologic Factors. Blood Banks > WH 460 Blood bank procedures
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1111/vox.12048
Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 11:35
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:08
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/4886

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