Richards, S.; Holder-Nevins, Desmalee; Eldemire-Shearer, Denise A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Blood Donation Actions and Intent Among University Students [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: To describe the stages of readiness to donate blood and identify factors which influence decisions for or against blood donation among university students. Methods: Two hundred students were randomly selected from four programme strata in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Their knowledge of blood donation facts, history of blood donation and intent to do so in the future were assessed using a questionnaire and in-depth interviews based on the trans-theoretical model of behaviour change. (AU)....