Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1428-1432

Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study

Authors: Abdullelah Waleed Almulhim, Abdullah Hisham Kabbani, Khaled Nasser Alhizami, Youssuf Uthman Alsomaly, Abdullah Mohammed Almatter, Ali Abdulmajeed Alsumaien, Ahmed Shawky Mohammedin.

ABSTRACT

Background: Voluntary blood donors are the cornerstone for blood banks. Hence, this study intends to investigate the knowledge, attitude, and awareness toward blood donation among visitors of King Fahad University Hospital. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted via self-administered questionnaires which were filled by visitors of King Fahad Hospital of the University. A total of 678 sheets were completed and analyzed. The duration of the study was 9 months. Inclusion criteria: Males and females > 16 years; can read questionnaire in Arabic or English. Exclusion criteria: Canít read in Arabic or English; Age less than 16 years; Significant language and communication barriers. Results: The age of participants was 36.5 Ī 12.63 (mean Ī SD), where 66.5% were male and most of the participants were students or had a bachelorís degree. Most of the respondents did not know the minimum age (58%) or weight (59%) for blood donation, but 75% knew a nearby blood donation center. Most respondents agreed that blood donation is a national duty, and 86% considered it as a healthy habit. The majority thought that the availability of mobile donation units would be a motivating factor, while 53% perceived no need for incentives. Past donors were 48.4%, out of which 95.1% reported a positive donation experience. Conclusion: The overall knowledge of respondents was low and they showed a good overall attitude toward donation. Most respondents perceived no need for incentives but welcomed it. This study highlights the gaps to be managed by future blood donation campaigns

Keywords:
Blood donation; knowledge; awareness; attitude; Eastern Province; Saudi Arabia


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Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study


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Abdullelah Waleed Almulhim
MBBS, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Hisham Kabbani
MBBS, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Khaled Nasser Alhizami
MBBS, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Youssuf Uthman Alsomaly
MBBS, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Mohammed Almatter
MBBS, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Abdulmajeed Alsumaien
MBBS, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Shawky Mohammedin
Consultant and Assistant Professor of Geriatrics, King Fahad University Hospital, Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullelah Waleed Almulhim, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.; mulhimelah@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 14 Jul 2020
Accepted 26 Jul 2020
Published online 11 Aug 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Almulhim AW, Kabbani AH, Alhizami KN, Alsomaly YU, Almatter AM, Alsumaien AA, Mohammedin AS. Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1428-1432. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


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Almulhim AW, Kabbani AH, Alhizami KN, Alsomaly YU, Almatter AM, Alsumaien AA, Mohammedin AS. Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=100726 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


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Almulhim AW, Kabbani AH, Alhizami KN, Alsomaly YU, Almatter AM, Alsumaien AA, Mohammedin AS. Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1428-1432. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


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Almulhim AW, Kabbani AH, Alhizami KN, Alsomaly YU, Almatter AM, Alsumaien AA, Mohammedin AS. Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1428-1432. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


Harvard Style

Almulhim, A. W., Kabbani, . A. H., Alhizami, . K. N., Alsomaly, . Y. U., Almatter, . A. M., Alsumaien, . A. A. & Mohammedin, . A. S. (2020) Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1428-1432. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


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Almulhim, Abdullelah Waleed, Abdullah Hisham Kabbani, Khaled Nasser Alhizami, Youssuf Uthman Alsomaly, Abdullah Mohammed Almatter, Ali Abdulmajeed Alsumaien, and Ahmed Shawky Mohammedin. 2020. Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1428-1432. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


Chicago Style

Almulhim, Abdullelah Waleed, Abdullah Hisham Kabbani, Khaled Nasser Alhizami, Youssuf Uthman Alsomaly, Abdullah Mohammed Almatter, Ali Abdulmajeed Alsumaien, and Ahmed Shawky Mohammedin. "Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1428-1432. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Almulhim, Abdullelah Waleed, Abdullah Hisham Kabbani, Khaled Nasser Alhizami, Youssuf Uthman Alsomaly, Abdullah Mohammed Almatter, Ali Abdulmajeed Alsumaien, and Ahmed Shawky Mohammedin. "Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1428-1432. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


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Almulhim, A. W., Kabbani, . A. H., Alhizami, . K. N., Alsomaly, . Y. U., Almatter, . A. M., Alsumaien, . A. A. & Mohammedin, . A. S. (2020) Assessment of attitude, level of knowledge, and awareness of blood donation in a sample of Saudi community: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1428-1432. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594721094


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