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Table 2 Donors' attitudes toward blood donation

From: Blood donors' motivation and attitude to non-remunerated blood donation in Lithuania

Characteristics Non- remunerated donor group N (%) Paid donor group N (%) p value
First time donation motives:    
Public promotion 23 (67.6) 80 (26.7) <0.05
Personal considerations: 11 (32.4) 220 (73.3) <0.05
   Interested in getting money*   47 (15.7)  
   Interested in trying*   47 (15.7)  
   Interested in getting a state pension*   8 (2.7)  
   Interested in getting blood test result*   44 (14.7)  
   Advised by the family doctor*   17 (5.7)  
   Family or friends were in need*   45 (15.0)  
   Other*   12 (4.0)  
(* Due to small sample, data for non-remunerated donors is not specified)    
Total 34 (100.0) 300 (100.0)  
Distribution of paid and unpaid donors based on donation    
frequency    
First time 27 (79.4) 21 (7.0) <0.05
Frequent donors: 7 (20.6) 279 (93.0) <0.05
   Once in 2 months*   264 (88.0)  
   Once a year*   8 (2.7)  
   Less than once a year*   7 (2.3)  
(* Due to small sample, data for non-remunerated donors is not specified)    
Total 34 (100.0) 300 (100.0)  
Personal meaning ascribed to blood donation:    
Helping the ill 17 (50.0) 160 (53.3) >0.05
Being a donor is a noble duty 16 (46.9) 50 (16.7) <0.05
Other:   90 (30.0)  
   Receive a monetary compensation*   59 (19.7)  
   A possibility for a free blood test*   31 (10.3)  
(* Due to small sample, data for non-remunerated donors is not specified))    
Total 34 (100.0) 300 (100.0)  
Donors' attitude to remuneration necessity:    
Blood donations must be remunerated 5 (14.7) 235 (78.3) <0.05
Remuneration is unnecessary 22 (64.7) 10 (3.3) <0.05
No opinion 7 (20.6) 55 (18.3) >0.05
Total 34 (100.0) 300 (100.0)  
Paid and unpaid donors' attitude to remuneration forms:    
Compensatory means 15 (44.1) 276 (92.0) <0.05
Appreciation of donation act 19 (55.9) 24 (8.0) <0.05
Total 34 (100.0) 300 (100.0)  
Donors' attitude to non-remunerated blood donation:    
Yes, anyone 27 (79.4) 68 (22.7) <0.05
Yes, in case of emergency 7 (20.6) 191 (63.7) <0.05
No 0 (0.0) 41 (13.6) -
Total 34 (100.0) 300 (100.0)  
Donors' attitude to donation's effect on the donor's health:    
Positive effect (body revitalization) 10 (29.4) 167 (55.7) >0.05
Zero or negative effect 6 (17.7) 60 (20.0) >0.05
Never considered the effect 18 (52.9) 73 (24.3) <0.05
Total 34 (100.0) 300 (100.0)