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Table 3 Willingness and eligibility to donate blood among study participants by interest in donating blood

From: A mixed methods investigation of the relationship between blood donor policy, interest in donation, and willingness to donate among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Ontario, Canada

Screening policy Willing Eligible Willing and eligible
Ever interested in donating blood? Total sample (N = 447) Total sample
(N = 447)
Total sample
(N = 447)
Yes (n = 309) No/don’t remember/ prefer not to answer (n = 138)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Policy 1 147 (47.6) 42 (30.4) 189 (42.3) b 131 (29.3) 55 (12.3)
Policy 2 165 (53.4) c 39 (28.3) 204 (45.6) a b 183 (40.9) a 78 (17.5) a
Policy 3 178 (57.6) c 49 (35.5) 227 (50.8) a b 219 (48.9) a 105 (23.5) a
Policy 4 157 (50.8) 44 (31.9) 201 (45.0) b 357 (79.9) a 161 (36.0) a
  1. aSignificantly (p < 0.05) higher than Policy 1 among the total sample
  2. bDifference between those interested and not interested in donating is significant (p < 0.05) within each screening policy
  3. cSignificantly (p < 0.05) higher than Policy 1 among those interested in donating