66% raised issues of fear as their primary inhibition towards voluntary donation: fear of the needle, fear of losing blood etc
74% raised issues of ignorance: I’ve never thought of it, I’ve never been asked
80% raised issues of pain. Including a percentage who would feel more obliged to donation if an anaesthetic is employed
56% raised issues of remuneration: money, gifts, souvenirs, phone calls
66% raised issues of distance: they prefer a donation exercise with a mobile blood bank
66% think awareness is poor or can be improved
12% complained about the attitude of blood bank personnel
14% complained about the duration of the exercise
Only 10% have had previous donation experience
0% has a habit of donation
From these results, pain, ignorance and fear constitute the major inhibitions towards donation. Definite steps must therefore be taken to tackle them.
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