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Determination the knowledge, attitude and motivation of voluntary blood donors about being hematopoietic stem cell donor

Derya Suluhan, İbrahim Eker, Dilek Yıldız, Soner Yılmaz, Evrim Kızıler, Ümit Savaşçı, Rıza Aytaç Çetinkaya, Sebahattin Yılmaz, İsmail Yaşar Avcı, Cengizhan Açıkel, Bülent Ahmet Beşirbellioğlu.

Abstract
Aim: The aim of this study is to explore the knowledge and motivations of voluntary blood donors toward
allojeneic hematopoietic stem cell donation also, and to determine predictors of hematopoietic stem cell
donation motivation among them. Material and methods: The knowledge and motivations of voluntary
blood donors toward hematopoietic stem cell donation were evaluated using a questionnaire with 42 items.
The sample consisted of 100 voluntary blood donors that admitted to Gulhane Military Medical Faculty Blood
Training Center and Blood Bank Department, between May 1st and September 1st, 2015. Results: The mean
age of participant was 33.5±6.8 and 83% of them was male. 91% of participant have never get information
about hematopoietic stem cell donation and transplantation and 80% of them would like to get information.
although 47% of participants keen on for donate ; they haven’t considered such concerns as the deterioration
of bodily integrity (75.5%), a negative impact on their health (64.1%) and discomfort (37.7%) before. It was
found to be willing for HSC donor both in routine blood donors and in higher education group (respectively
values of p,

Key words: hematopoietic stem cell donation, knowledge, attitude, motivation


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