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The intention to donate blood: an analysis of socio-demographic determinants

Abd. Hamid, Nur Zainie and Basiruddin, Rohaida and Hassan, Narehan (2013) The intention to donate blood: an analysis of socio-demographic determinants. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 3 (6). pp. 503-507. ISSN 2010-3646

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Abstract

The current trends of blood supply shortage have raised the concern about the ability to meet the blood product demand in the future. At the time of high demand for blood products especially during festive seasons, Malaysia is unable to encounter the demand. As a result, the quality of human life is affected. This has created the prerequisite to understand the scenario and recognizing the factors that may influence people’s intention to donate blood. The purpose of this survey-based study is to investigate the implication of socio-demographic factors in measuring the intention of the public to involve in a blood donation program specifically in Perlis population, Malaysia. The findings indicated that, among the socio-demographic factors, gender is predicted to have the greatest association with intention to donate blood than others. Besides, individuals who have blood donation experience in life were more desired to do again their behavior in the future than those who are not. The new discoveries generated are believed to be valuable for future research as well as in designing future blood donation program in order to encourage the participation of the public.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:40907
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:20 Aug 2014 16:15
Last Modified:22 Aug 2017 09:16

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