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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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ARAUJO, Fábia Michelle Rodrigues de; FELICIANO, Katia Virginia de Oliveira  and  MENDES, Marina Ferreira de Medeiros. Acceptance by blood donors of the public blood bank in Recife, Brazil. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.12, pp.4823-4832. ISSN 1678-4561.

This study evaluated the acceptance of blood donors concerning the donation stages (attendance, medical and nursing selection and collection) at the Recife public blood bank with emphasis on the attendance. A sample of 527 donors was obtained: each 19th person sequentially was invited to answer a questionnaire. Chi-square (x2) was used in the analysis. Of those interviewed, 81.4% were men, 81% were repeat donors, 50.3% were dissatisfied regarding the time spent in donation and 36.4% had difficulties in reaching the service. The firm acceptance given to the attendance was due mainly to the communication and the quality of treatment. Of statistical significance were women donors of higher educational level who asked for more information and men who had a more positive perception towards the selection process. The best evaluation was attributed to the collection sector. However, mention was made of impersonal treatment, persistence of doubts and the cursory nature of the medical interview. Attention focused on the donor requires that ongoing education should concentrate on the humanitarian formation of the professionals involved. 

Keywords : Blood donors; User satisfaction; Quality of healthcare; Health service evaluation; Health evaluation.

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