Knowledge, Attitude & Practise of Voluntary Blood Donation in Students of BRLSABVM Medical College, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh

Authors

  • Santosh Balgote1, Anshul Singhai2 , Charuhas Akre3 , Atul Deshkar4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v8i3.1334

Keywords:

Voluntary blood donation, knowledge, attitude, practice, hypovolemic anemia.

Abstract

There is a crucial need for awaring people regarding blood donation all over the world. According to Census

2011 Rajnandgaon city, Chhattisgarh has 1,63114 population and only around 1000 Voluntary Blood

Donation done per year3 . This depicts the lack of knowledge and social awareness regarding the blood

donation among the population of Rajnandgaon (C.G).

Material and Method: The present study is a cross sectional study and conducted among the students of

the various graduate and post graduate colleges of Rajnandgaon, to assess their knowledge and attitudinal

variables towards voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation.

Sample Size: It is calculated by using Kish and Lisle formula for cross-sectional studies8 . Four hundred

students were selected to participate in this study

Result: After analyzing the data, we observe that the overall knowledge regarding blood donation in

study population was found to be 46.11%. Most amazing thing is that 370 student out of 400 never did

blood donation (92.5%). Overall 30.60% of students have negative attitude towards blood donation which

includes generalized tiredness after blood donation (10.12%), hypovolemic anemia(15.12%) and decrease

in Immunity is (5.36%). Around 69.40% of students have positive attitude and are willing to donate blood

if they are demanded for blood donation (39.40%), 3% of non-donors not know much importance of blood

donation and 27% don’t know the procedure and place where to do blood donation.

Conclusion: Through this study we suggest that appropriate motivational campaign should be launched

immediately among this young section of the population to convert this favourable “attitude” towards blood

donation into a regular “practice” in order to increase the voluntary blood donation in Rajnandgaon.

Author Biography

Santosh Balgote1, Anshul Singhai2 , Charuhas Akre3 , Atul Deshkar4

1Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Bharat Ratna Late Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Medical

College, Rajnandgfaon, (C.G.) , 2 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Bharat Ratna Late Shree Atal

Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Medical College, Rajnandgaon, (C.G), 3Associate Professor, Department of Community

Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Chandrapur (M.S.), 4 Professor& Head, Department of Physiology, Bharat Ratna

Late Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Medical College, Rajnandgaon, (C.G.)

Published

2020-07-22

How to Cite

Santosh Balgote1, Anshul Singhai2 , Charuhas Akre3 , Atul Deshkar4. (2020). Knowledge, Attitude & Practise of Voluntary Blood Donation in Students of BRLSABVM Medical College, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. International Journal of Physiology, 8(3), 82-85. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v8i3.1334