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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 600-604

Partnerships for organizing blood donation camp: An experience from rural North India


Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Malhotra
B 3/84 A, MIG DDA Flats, Keshav Puram, Lawrence Road, New Delhi - 110 035
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.197315

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Background: Rural areas pose challenges for motivating villagers to donate blood. We organized a blood donation camp in a rural setting by engaging multiple stakeholders. We examined the factors that influenced blood donation. Methods: Local level stakeholders were involved in planning of the camp. Mobilization of donors was attempted through intensive awareness generation activities utilizing multiple channels. A list of willing blood donors was prepared. Results: Out of 152 willing donors, 88 reported to donation camp, and after screening, 67 donated the blood. Most of the willing donors were males (89.8%), and the mean standard deviation age was 31.9 (9.4) years. Deferral rate was 23.8%. Involvement of local stakeholders can result in creating a pool of donors in rural area which can mitigate the existing gap between demand and supply of blood in India.


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