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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

 TotalWilling to re-donateNot willing to re-donateUncertainActually re-donated
Time constraints485444 (91.5)5 (1.0)36 (7.4)69 (14.2)
Medical reasons483266 (55.1)150 (61.0)67 (13.9)37 (7.7)
 Self-perception of inadequate health status
(unrelated to donation)
197125 (63.5)38 (19.3)31(15.7)20 (8.7)
 Pregnancy/lactation124101(81.4)7 (5.6)16 (12.9)5 (4.0)
 Self-perception as being too old to donate4214 (33.3)14 (33.3)14 (33.3)3 (7.1)
 Becoming unhealthy after blood donation (related to donation)337 (21.2)22 (66.7)4 (12.1)3 (9.1)
Moving away from Guangzhou19555 (28.2)136 (69.7)4 (2.1)18 (9.3)
Group-sponsored donation179160 (89.4)7 (3.9)12 (6.7)26 (14.5)
Not wanting to donate again6525 (38.5)21 (32.3)19 (29.2)6 (7.7)
Being far away from blood collection locations5653 (94.6)1 (1.8)2 (3.6)12 (21.4)
Forgetting to donate3130 (96.8)1 (3.2)0 (0.0)6 (19.4)
Inability to be prioritized to receive blood278 (29.6)15 (55.6)4 (14.8)4 (14.8)
Adverse reaction233 (12.5)2 (8.7)18 (75.0)1 (4.2)