Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 234-238

Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018

Authors: Mona A. Alfadeel, Bander Alkhudairi, Suzan Al-Aqeel, Dana Al-Sayyari, Ola Al-Rayes, Arwa Al-Rashidi, Tahani Al- Khudairi, RazanAl-Sultan, Ilaf Shaikh Islim.

ABSTRACT

Background: Blood transfusion is a life-saving scheme in both routine and emergency situations. Blood donation is a highly significant subject worldwide that calls for the government commitment and research in this field. Thus, this study was conducted to explore the knowledge, attitude, and practice toward blood donation among donors and non-donors. Methods: This community-based observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in Riyadh city in Saudi Arabia using a self-administered questionnaire, which was distributed randomly to 524 participants including both males and females. Result: The study included 352 donors and 172 non-donors. About 89% of the donors were male and 24% were female (p = 0.0000). The proportion of donors in the age group of 35-44 years were about 90%, and were employed people (89%, p = 0.0000). Regarding the level of good awareness, it was 49% among donors of which 97% of the donors showed a positive attitude (p = 0.000). Conclusion: Most of the donors come from the age group of 35-44 years, male gender, and the employed sector of the population. Better awareness of attitude toward blood donation is among donors as compared to non-donors. University students had a low proportion of donors. Females remain the lowest pool of donors.

Keywords:
Blood donation, community, blood donors, perception, attitude


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Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018


Authors
Mona A Alfadeel
Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Bander Alkhudairi
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Centre, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Suzan Al-Aqeel
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Dana Al-Sayyari
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ola Al-Rayes
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Arwa Al-Rashidi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Tahani Al- Khudairi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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RazanAl-Sultan
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ilaf Shaikh Islim
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mona A. Alfadeel, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; drmonadiab@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 29 Apr 2021
Accepted 02 Jan 2022
Published online 08 Jan 2022
Published in print 19 Jan 2022

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Alfadeel MA, Alkhudairi B, Al-Aqeel S, Al-Sayyari D, Al-Rayes O, Al-Rashidi A, Khudairi TA, RazanAl-Sultan , Islim IS. Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 234-238. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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Alfadeel MA, Alkhudairi B, Al-Aqeel S, Al-Sayyari D, Al-Rayes O, Al-Rashidi A, Khudairi TA, RazanAl-Sultan , Islim IS. Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=77582 [Access: May 25, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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Alfadeel MA, Alkhudairi B, Al-Aqeel S, Al-Sayyari D, Al-Rayes O, Al-Rashidi A, Khudairi TA, RazanAl-Sultan , Islim IS. Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 234-238. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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Alfadeel MA, Alkhudairi B, Al-Aqeel S, Al-Sayyari D, Al-Rayes O, Al-Rashidi A, Khudairi TA, RazanAl-Sultan , Islim IS. Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018. IJMDC. (2022), [cited May 25, 2022]; 6(2): 234-238. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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Alfadeel, M. A., Alkhudairi, . B., Al-Aqeel, . S., Al-Sayyari, . D., Al-Rayes, . O., Al-Rashidi, . A., Khudairi, . T. A., RazanAl-Sultan, . & Islim, . I. S. (2022) Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018. IJMDC, 6 (2), 234-238. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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Alfadeel, Mona A., Bander Alkhudairi, Suzan Al-Aqeel, Dana Al-Sayyari, Ola Al-Rayes, Arwa Al-Rashidi, Tahani Al- Khudairi, RazanAl-Sultan, and Ilaf Shaikh Islim. 2022. Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 234-238. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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Alfadeel, Mona A., Bander Alkhudairi, Suzan Al-Aqeel, Dana Al-Sayyari, Ola Al-Rayes, Arwa Al-Rashidi, Tahani Al- Khudairi, RazanAl-Sultan, and Ilaf Shaikh Islim. "Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 234-238. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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Alfadeel, Mona A., Bander Alkhudairi, Suzan Al-Aqeel, Dana Al-Sayyari, Ola Al-Rayes, Arwa Al-Rashidi, Tahani Al- Khudairi, RazanAl-Sultan, and Ilaf Shaikh Islim. "Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.2 (2022), 234-238. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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Alfadeel, M. A., Alkhudairi, . B., Al-Aqeel, . S., Al-Sayyari, . D., Al-Rayes, . O., Al-Rashidi, . A., Khudairi, . T. A., RazanAl-Sultan, . & Islim, . I. S. (2022) Community perception regarding blood donation in Riyadh 2017-2018. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 234-238. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619700966


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