A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding voluntary blood donation with intervention of self-instructional module (SIM) among non-paramedical college students of selected institute of Rajkot, Gujarat
Hetal P Makadia, Deepak Kumar Swami, Priyesh Jain, Miss Mitali, Meenakshi Thakur
"Give the gift of life: donate blood”. - WHO (2013) Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. "Give the gift of life: donate blood", this year’s campaign, the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day, will focus on the value of donated blood to the patient, not only in saving life, but also in helping people live longer and more productive lives. WHO’s goal is for all countries to obtain all their blood supplies from 100% voluntary unpaid donors by 2020. Today, in just 60 countries, national blood supplies are based on close to 100% voluntary unpaid blood donations, with 40 countries still dependent on family donors and even paid donors.“Blood collection from voluntary non-remunerated blood donors is the cornerstone of a safe and sufficient blood supply in all countries. More voluntary blood donors are needed to meet the increasing needs and to improve access to this life-saving therapy,” (J Clin Diagn Res., 2013) Modern science is yet to invent an ideal substitute for blood and hence blood transfusion remains a vital component of patient management. Blood can save millions of life, and Young people are the hope and future of a safe blood supply in the world. Currently, voluntary blood donation processes together with the sophisticated methods are used for the collection, storage, processing, and testing of blood required by the complex medical and surgical procedures. (Davina Potok, 2011). Aim of study: The aim of study is to aware the non-paramedical students regarding blood donation and. The need for safe and secure supplies of blood and blood products is universal and to improving the knowledge regarding blood donation through booklet.
Hetal P Makadia, Deepak Kumar Swami, Priyesh Jain, Miss Mitali, Meenakshi Thakur. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding voluntary blood donation with intervention of self-instructional module (SIM) among non-paramedical college students of selected institute of Rajkot, Gujarat. International Journal of Nursing and Health Research, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 5-9