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Table 8 Summary of willingness to re-donate and re-donation status of donors contacted by telephone according to the different reported reasons for deferral (n, %)

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

  Total Willing to re-donate Not willing to re-donate Uncertain Actually re-donated
Time constraints 485 444 (91.5) 5 (1.0) 36 (7.4) 69 (14.2)
Medical reasons 483 266 (55.1) 150 (61.0) 67 (13.9) 37 (7.7)
 Self-perception of inadequate health status
(unrelated to donation)
197 125 (63.5) 38 (19.3) 31(15.7) 20 (8.7)
 Pregnancy/lactation 124 101(81.4) 7 (5.6) 16 (12.9) 5 (4.0)
 Self-perception as being too old to donate 42 14 (33.3) 14 (33.3) 14 (33.3) 3 (7.1)
 Becoming unhealthy after blood donation (related to donation) 33 7 (21.2) 22 (66.7) 4 (12.1) 3 (9.1)
Moving away from Guangzhou 195 55 (28.2) 136 (69.7) 4 (2.1) 18 (9.3)
Group-sponsored donation 179 160 (89.4) 7 (3.9) 12 (6.7) 26 (14.5)
Not wanting to donate again 65 25 (38.5) 21 (32.3) 19 (29.2) 6 (7.7)
Being far away from blood collection locations 56 53 (94.6) 1 (1.8) 2 (3.6) 12 (21.4)
Forgetting to donate 31 30 (96.8) 1 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 6 (19.4)
Inability to be prioritized to receive blood 27 8 (29.6) 15 (55.6) 4 (14.8) 4 (14.8)
Adverse reaction 23 3 (12.5) 2 (8.7) 18 (75.0) 1 (4.2)