TRENDS OF BLOOD DONATION AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. HASSAN ALI, DHQ HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
  2. DR. SHAHID HUSSAIN, BOLAN MEDICAL COLLEGE QUETTA
  3. DR. SARA TAHIR, FATIMA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAHORE
Corresponding Author: Dr. Sara Tahir, Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore, ssaraa.tahir1@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4018074
Cite this article as: Ali H, Hussain S, Tahir S. Trends of blood donation among medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(9). 325-29

ABSTRACT: A blood donation occurs when a person voluntarily has blood drawn and used for transfusions and/or made into biopharmaceutical medications by a process called fractionation (separation of whole-blood components). Donation may be of whole blood, or of specific components directly (the latter called apheresis). This survey study was conducted among different medical and dental college students of different medical and dental colleges. Different questions about knowledge and frequency of blood donations were asked. A total of 210 medical and dental students participated in the study. There were 143 males and 67 females in the study. The mean age of the students was 21.89±2.45 years. Out of 143 males, 42 were regularly donating blood after six months. Thirty-seven male students donated blood last year during an emergency. Only four females donated blood last year. The frequency of blood donation was much greater than that of female students.

Keywords: Blood donation, Medical Students, Dental Students