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Table 7 Medical reasons for the lack of re-donation reported by donors who were successfully contacted by telephone (n, %)

From: Effective methods for reactivating inactive blood donors: a stratified randomised controlled study

Reasonsn, %
Self-perception of inadequate health status197 (40.8)
Pregnancy/lactation124 (25.7)
Confirmed diagnosis of severe disease43 (8.8)
Self-perception as being too old to donate42 (8.7)
Becoming unhealthy after blood donation33 (6.8)
Confirmed diagnosis of anaemia23 (4.8)
Other temporary reasons for deferrala21 (4.3)
  1. aOther temporary reasons for deferral included reasons such as ineligible weight, menstrual disorder etc