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Korean J Blood Transfus. 2002 Jun;13(1):53-67. Korean. Original Article.
Choi MJ , Wee JH , Lee KH , Kim CK .
Korea National Red Cross Busan Blood Center, Busan, Korea. topthink@chollian.net
Graduate School of Public Health, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
Graduate School of Inje University, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to empirically find out the affecting factors on the willingness to platelet apheresis. METHODS: Data were collected from 505 platelet apheresis donors and college students of major cities in Korea using the self-administered questionnaire. RESULTS: First, the level of positive cognition and affectivity to platelet apheresis donation and satisfaction for service during donation process among platelet apheresis donors were significantly higher than that among students only experiencing whole blood donation and students never experiencing blood donation. Second, valence for external and internal reward and knowledge of platelet apheresis among platelet apheresis donors were significantly higher than that among students only experiencing whole blood donation and students never experiencing blood donation. Third, platelet apheresis donors and students experiencing whole blood donation were more sound in character and more active in volunteer works, and had healthier behavior than students never experiencing blood donation. Fourth, the results of multiple regression analysis showed a statistically significant positive relationship between the willingness to platelet apheresis and valence for internal and external reward, satisfaction for service during donation process, and health behavior. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that strategy for effective public relation and improvement of blood donor satisfaction should be developed in order to enhance willingness to platelet apheresis.

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